UEFA will send a high-ranking official to monitor Tottenham’s Champions League match against Real Madrid on Wednesday after Emmanuel Adebayor said English fans racially abused him during the first leg in Madrid.
Jacques Antenen, vice chairman of UEFA's disciplinary panel, has been named as the match delegate for the return leg at White Hart Lane. Antenen is also the police chief in UEFA’s home state of Vaud.
Adebayor asked UEFA to act after Tottenham fans chanted an offensive song at the Bernaneu before the former Arsenal striker scored twice in Real's 4-0 win.
Earful: Emmanuel Adebayor was subjected to controversial songs at the Bernabeu
UEFA claimed it couldn’t investigate because the incident wasn’t reported by its delegate, stadium security or police. Meanwhile, Tottenham have warned their fans that offensive singing will not be tolerated.
Spurs accept the song, which contains the words 'Your dad washes elephants, your mother’s a whore' is offensive but insist it is not racist in nature.
That has not stopped anti-racism group Kick It Out from condemning the song, with chairman Lord Ouseley saying last week that it has 'racial undertones'.
Under scutiny: Spurs fans will be closely watched against Real Madrid
A club statement read: 'We have a fantastic atmosphere at the Lane and by working together we can prevent the small minority ruining it for everyone. You do not have to put up with mindless supporters who are intent on ruining your day, so use the system, report the individuals and let us take it from there.'
Adebayor admitted: 'Big players better than me have tried to stop that, but it’s not easy at all. We have done everything we can to show the red card to racism. But people are still into it, that’s part of life. 'We can’t do anything to stop it. Samuel Eto’o and big players have spoken about it better than I do, but it’s not stopped them.'