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Yaya suffers alleged abuse

2013-10-23 22:29
Yaya Toure (Getty Images)

Moscow - Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has called for European football's governing body UEFA to take action following alleged racist chanting in his team's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

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British reporters inside the Khimki Arena in Moscow claimed that monkey chants could be heard emanating from home sections of the stadium during City's 2-1 Group D victory.

They claimed that Toure was the target of the chants, and the former Barcelona player later revealed that he had heard the taunts and had mentioned them to the referee.

"Of course (I was aware).

"It is quite disappointing," Toure told British Sky television at the end of the game.

"It is unbelievable and very, very sad.

"We want to stop that and UEFA have to be strong, maybe close the stadium.

"It is always sad when you hear something like that and we need to do something."

City manager Manuel Pellegrini added: "It is a pity that these things happen and I hope that the right measures (are taken)."

The Premier League club's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany, who was not playing in the game, directed a tweet toward UEFA and toward the Russian government, saying: "Racist chants again in Moscow today.. We've all said enough. @UEFAcom, @GovernmentRF, CSKA, all eyes are on you now.."

Kompany, 27, was born in Brussels but his father was a Congolese immigrant.

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