The FA have contacted Chelsea and asked for Blues winger Kenedy’s observations in relation to his social media posts on the club’s pre-season tour in China.
It is understood that only when the FA receives these observations will they decide whether to take the matter further or not and formally charge the Brazilian.
The 21-year-old has been sent home from Chelsea’s tour and will play no part in Singapore after the negative reaction he and the club received in China.
The Blues issued a public apology on Monday after Kenedy made negative comments about the country on his Instagram account.
The 21-year-old posted two images that attracted criticism and jeering from Chelsea’s Chinese supporters during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Arsenal in Beijing.
Kenedy has since apologised and Chelsea followed suit, confirming the player has been disciplined for his actions.
A statement from the club said: “Kenedy’s actions were a mistake that he will learn greatly from.
“His behaviour does not represent the entire team and does not align with the club’s high expectations and strict requirements of its young players. He has been strongly reprimanded and disciplined.
“Everyone at Chelsea Football Club has the utmost respect and admiration for China and loves our Chinese fans.
“It is because of this that the negative impact we have seen over the last two days has left us shocked and saddened.
“Once again, we sincerely apologise for the hurt caused to our Chinese fans as well as to the Chinese people.”
Kenedy said: “I would like to apologise to the people of China for the offence I have caused. It was never my intention to insult or offend anyone at all and I now realise that my comments were totally inappropriate.”
Kenedy made just two appearances for Chelsea last season after returning from a spell on loan at Watford, where he made only one appearance, during the first half of the Premier League season.
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