UEFA aware of 'isolated' chants
European football's governing body acknowledge Dutch abuse
Last Updated: June 8, 2012 1:03pm
Holland squad were subjected to racist abuse during an open training session
UEFA has acknowledged that Holland's black players were the victims of racist abuse during a training session in Krakow on Wednesday.
Members of Bert van Marwijk's Euro 2012 squad were allegedly subjected to monkey chants during an open training session, with national skipper Mark van Bommel branding the incident 'a real disgrace'.
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Having initially been satisfied by the Dutch Football Association's belief that the abuse was not racially motivated, UEFA announced on Friday that it had been made aware of 'isolated incidents of racist chanting'.
A statement released by European football's governing body read: "UEFA has now been made aware that there were some isolated incidents of racist chanting that occurred at the open training session of the Dutch team.
"UEFA has not yet received any formal complaint from the KNVB."
UEFA has also vowed to take action should there be any repeat of the incident which marred the Dutch session.
The statement continued: "Should such behaviour happen at further training sessions, UEFA would evaluate the operational measures to be taken to protect the players.
"UEFA has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to discriminatory behaviour and has given the power to referees to stop matches in case of any repeated racist behaviour."