UEFA closes case against Atalanta over Michy Batshuayi
Atalanta fined for fireworks, thrown objects and blocked stairways, as Batshuayi responds to Sky Sports News tweet
Last Updated: 29/03/18 9:27pm
UEFA has dropped their investigation into complaints by Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi that he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans.
Batshuayi claimed that he was abused during a Europa League game in Italy last month.
The Belgium international, who is on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, tweeted after the February game: "2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands ... really?!
"Hope you have fun watching the rest of @EuropaLeague on TV while we are through #SayNoToRacism #GoWatchBlackPanther."
UEFA, who fined Atalanta €34,000 for fireworks, thrown objects and blocked stairways, charged the Italian side with racism but European soccer's governing body announced on Thursday it had decided "to close the disciplinary proceedings opened for racist or discriminatory behaviour".
In response to Sky Sports News tweeting the news that UEFA had dropped the case, Batshuayi replied: "LOL. Must be my imagination"