The nature of the chants have not been revealed but a section of the crowd could be heard shouting ‘No surrender’
FIFA confirmed it has begun disciplinary proceedings over ‘possible discriminatory’ chants by England fans against Croatia at the World Cup.
World football’s governing body received a report from its anti-discrimination monitoring system flagging up some of the England fans’ behaviour.
A case has been opened against the FA, who are yet to comment.
FIFA did not reveal the nature of the chants but, according to the Telegraph, cries of ‘No surrender’ were clearly audible from the England end of the ground.
However, it has been chanted at every one of the Three Lions’ World Cup matches and it is unclear whether the anti-IRA slogan would be deemed a breach of FIFA rules on discrimination.
FIFA said in a statement: “We can confirm that a report has been filed through the anti-discrimination monitoring system in relation to chants of a possible discriminatory nature by English fans at yesterday’s match.
“Subsequently, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Football Association.”
Source : TalkSport