Villas-Boas expects UEFA action after Tottenham players are racially abused at Inter
Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas believes UEFA will take action against Inter after a section of their fans were heard to direct racially abusive chants at some of the Premier League side’s black players during their Europa League fixture, the Daily Mirror has reported.
Emmanuel Adebayor was targeted by monkey chants, with the newspaper also claiming an inflatable banana was waved in the direction of the Togo international during Inter’s 4-1 win. Adebayor also scored the crucial away goal for Spurs, which meant that the tie ended 4-4 on aggregate and Tottenham progressed via the away goal rule, having won 3-0 at White Hart Lane.
Villas-Boas said: “It was very, very easy to hear the chanting so I’m sure UEFA will act on it. It’s very difficult for Inter Milan, because it’s happened before. It doesn’t mar the game but it’s something that should not have happened.”
Inter scored three goals in the 90 minutes of normal time to send the match into extra-time, Adebayor converting in the 96th minute after Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic spilled Mousa Dembele’s effort. Goals from Antonio Cassano, Rodrigo Palacio and a William Gallas own goal had drawn Inter level, while Ricky Alvarez also netted in extra-time, after Adebayor.
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