No UEFA probe into alleged racist chants

UEFA had "no plans" on Friday to launch an investigation into allegations Holland's black players were racially abused 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".

But UEFA confirmed on Friday morning morning there would be no probe into events at the Stadion Miejski - the home of Wisla Krakow - because the Dutch Football Association had told them they "did not believe the abuse was racially motivated".

A spokeswoman for European football's governing body added: "We have no plans to launch an investigation."

The Dutch FA were not immediately available for comment but UEFA said they were satisfied by claims the abusive chanting from the stands was actually a protest against the fact Krakow had not been made one of the host cities for Euro 2012.

Another theory put forward was that Wisla's supporters did not want their stadium being used by anyone but their own club and were simply booing the Dutch players.

The problems reportedly occurred when players began Wednesday's training session by doing laps of the pitch only to be greeted at one end of the stadium by monkey noises and loud jeers.

The abuse was said to be bad enough for the squad to move their equipment and training drills as far away as possible from that area.

Van Bommel, who along with his team-mates visited the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Thursday, was quoted as saying: "It is a real disgrace, especially after getting back from Auschwitz, that you are confronted with this.

"We will take it up with UEFA and if it happens at a match, we will talk to the referee and ask him to take us off the field."