UEFA Investigates Bellingham Over Gesture

 UEFA is investigating England midfielder Jude Bellingham for a gesture he made following his late equaliser against Slovakia in the Euro 2024 last-16 tie on Sunday.

European football’s governing body says it is looking into a “potential violation” regarding “the basic rules of decent conduct” by Bellingham.

Bellingham was seen making a crotch-grabbing gesture towards the Slovakian bench after scoring an overhead kick in stoppage time.

The Real Madrid player denied it was aimed at England’s opponents, saying on social media that it was an inside-joke directed towards some close friends.

If found guilty, the 21-year-old could face a suspension, a fine or both.

England won 2-1 after extra time to set up a quarter-final meeting with Switzerland on Saturday.