UEFA has launched an investigation following the incidents at Eintracht Frankfurt’s Champions League match against Olympique Marseille.

The European Football Union (UEFA) has started an investigation after the incidents at Eintracht Frankfurt’s Champions League match against Olympique Marseille (1:0). The disciplinary committee of the association accuses the Eintracht fans of racist behaviour. Other charges include throwing objects, setting off fireworks and damage to property.

The OM fans also face charges of throwing objects and setting off fireworks. UEFA has also found other offences in the use of laser pointers, crowd disturbances and blocking escape routes.

SGE board member Philipp Reschke spoke of a “state of emergency” in Marseille. German spectators there showed the Hitler salute, the fan camps fired pyro rockets and firecrackers at each other, and one supporter was seriously injured.

“This will occupy us a lot more in the next few days,” said Reschke, “because we are now entering very dangerous waters with our criminal record and our burden with UEFA – both in terms of probation regarding our home games and possible consequences for future away games.”