Cape Town - Spartak Moscow teenager Leonid Mironov has been charged with racially abusing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.
Liverpool reported Mironov to UEFA following Wednesday’s UEFA Youth
League clash after Brewster had to be restrained by his team-mates and
coaching staff at the final whistle.
Brewster told the referee that Mironov, 19, said something to him
during the closing stages of the game, before Liverpool Under-18s coach
Steven Gerrard had to calm down the 17-year-old.
UEFA have now confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Mironov.
Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out said: “Kick It Out is appalled to
hear that a Liverpool Football Club youth team player has been
subjected to racial abuse for the second time this season in a UEFA
Youth League fixture against Spartak Moscow.
"Less than two months ago, Spartak Moscow supporters were found
guilty of racially abusing Liverpool's Bobby Adenkanye, however it is
clear that UEFA's punishment of a partial stadium closure was far from
sufficient to protect Liverpool's players from further disgraceful