Paris St-Germain charged over abuse of disabled Chelsea fans

PSG fans during the Uefa Champions League quarter-final game against Chelsea

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Paris St-Germain over allegations that their supporters threw bottles and spat at disabled Chelsea fans.

The Chelsea fans sat below the home supporters during the Champions League quarter-final first leg on 2 April in Paris, which PSG won 3-1.

Uefa has never before charged a team with abusing disabled fans.

Its disciplinary commission will decide on any punishment on 17 July.

The French champions have been charged under article 14 of Uefa's disciplinary regulationsexternal-link for "racism, other discriminatory conduct and propaganda".

If the allegations are proven, PSG face a fine and partial stadium closure at their first home match of next season's Champions League.

Chelsea won the second leg of this season's quarter-final tie at Stamford Bridge to knock PSG out on away goals.

Earlier this month, PSG were fined about £49m by Uefa and had the size of their squad capped for next season's Champions League for breaching financial fair play rules.