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'The charge was a waste of time': Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck hits out at UEFA after investigation into anti-Semitic chanting was dropped... just two months after club questioned own fans' 'brain power' following Vidi clash Chelsea were cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by UEFA It was alleged that fans had sung anti-Semitic chants against Vidi in December Chairman Bruce Buck has claimed that the UEFA charge 'was a waste of time' After the Europa League clash, Chelsea condemned their fans in a statement 

By Joe Strange for MailOnline

Published: 11:42 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 11:49 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has taken a swipe at UEFA, claiming they 'wasted their time' by charging the club following allegations of anti-Semitic chanting.

The Premier League club were facing a partial stadium closure after European football's governing body opened investigations into accusations of racist behaviour by travelling fans during their Europa League draw with Vidi in December.

However, on Thursday evening Chelsea were cleared of any wrongdoing, prompting Buck to take aim at UEFA's actions.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck poses with the community project of the year award at the London Football Awards on Thursday night

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck poses with the community project of the year award at the London Football Awards on Thursday night

UEFA investigated after alleged anti-Semitic chanting from Chelsea fans against Vidi 

UEFA investigated after alleged anti-Semitic chanting from Chelsea fans against Vidi 

'The charge in the first place was a waste of time,' he told The Evening

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