Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie says he was racially abused by Russian fans at his team's opening game of the European Championship, which took place on Friday.
He said the incident was nothing "extreme" but had noticed the abuse but Gebre Selassie said he is ready to put it behind him. On Saturday, Football Against Racism in Europe, an anti-racism network that operates with UEFA support, said it identified verbal insults targeted at Gebre Selassie, whose father is Ethiopian.
In a statement UEFA said:
"After having looked at the security reports and available images, UEFA has today announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Football Union of Russia (RFS) for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances), the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners at Friday's UEFA EURO 2012 Group A match in Wroclaw between Russia and the Czech Republic. The Control and Disciplinary Body will review the case on Wednesday 13 June.
"In addition, regarding reports of alleged abuse directed at Czech Republic players from Russia fans, UEFA is investigating this further and is working with FARE to collect more evidence."