Back in December, it seemed that every man and his dog were looking to pour scorn on anything Chelsea supporters did.
The blue hordes became public enemy #1 after footage of Raheem Sterling being ‘reputedly’ abused came to light.
On their European travels, supporting Chelsea in the Europa League, another charge was levelled at the Blues after the away tie against MOL Vidi.
Apparently, a journalist at the game saw fit to report Chelsea’s support for chanting offensive sings about our close rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.
Subsequently, a UEFA charge-sheet landed on the Stamford Bridge doormat, along with a date for a disciplinary hearing with the punishments that could have been handed out including an away game fan ban or closure of part of Stamford Bridge for a forthcoming Europa League fixture.
Yesterday, the disciplinary hearing took place and, guess what!
UEFA, after studying all the evidence, could, as the club suggested, offer no evidence that the aforementioned offensive chanting actually took place with the result that no further action will be taken.
At last a case of common sense prevailing and we can only hope the offending journalist has learned his lesson, although we somehow doubt it!
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