Montenegro fail to overturn UEFA ban following racist abuse of England players during Euro 2020 qualifier

Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi were subject to racist taunts by groups of home fans within the Gradski Stadion in Podgorica during the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 qualifying win in March.

Montenegro were subsequently ordered by UEFA to play their June 7 qualifier at home to Kosovo in an empty stadium, and the original ruling has been upheld.

A UEFA statement read: “The appeal lodged by Football Association of Montenegro has been dismissed.”

Sterling celebrated his goal in the game in front of the Montenegrin fans, who were heard directing monkey chants to England’s black players.

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