7 June 2012
The Netherlands' black players were subjected to racist abuse during their open training session in the Polish city of Krakow.
|Dutch players at a training session in Krakow. Photo: Reuters|
UEFA acknowledge Holland racist abuse
UEFA have acknowledged Holland's black players were the victims of racist abuse during a training session in Krakow.
Members of Bert van Marwijk's European Championship squad were allegedly subjected to monkey chants during an open training session on Wednesday, with captain Mark van Bommel branding the incident "a real disgrace" on Thursday.
Having initially been satisfied by the Dutch Football Association's belief that the abuse was not racially motivated, UEFA announced on Friday morning they had been made aware of "isolated incidents of racist chanting".
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