UEFA has opened an investigation into alleged discriminatory behaviour by Juventus fans in their 2-1 Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, European football’s governing body said.
Footage on social media appeared to show travelling supporters of the Italian side making Nazi salutes and monkey gestures during their Group H opener, which PSG won thanks to a first-half double from Kylian Mbappe.
The body said on Wednesday:
In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding allegations of discriminatory behaviour by Juventus supporters.
Paris police added that four people had been arrested in connection with the incident.
They said in a statement:
Four individuals were identified by video and then arrested last night [Tuesday] by the police for public incitement to racial hatred in a sports venue, on the occasion of the PSG-Juve soccer match.