UEFA have confirmed that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Spartak Moscow as a result of alleged racist behaviour during a UEFA Youth League against Liverpool that was played in Russia on 26th September.
The charges against Spartak, whose senior side drew 1-1 with Liverpool's seniors that same day, relate to 'monkey chants'.
UEFA have charged Spartak Moscow with racism for monkey chants at Youth League game vs Liverpool. Bobby Adekanye was reportedly the target.— James Ellingworth (@jellingworth) October 4, 2017
It is believed that those monkey chants were directed at Liverpool's Nigerian-born winger Bobby Adekanye, a player the Reds signed from Barcelona's youth academy in 2015.
Adekanye, who grew up in the Netherlands, was just 16 years of age when he arrived in England. Now 18, he has played twice for Liverpool's Under-23 team in Premier League 2 this season, as well as in the aforementioned UEFA Youth League with the Under-19s.
UEFA have confirmed that the case will be dealt with by their Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body in two weeks' time on 19th October.