Yaya Toure has called on UEFA to take action after Manchester City’s black players were targeted by racist chanting during their 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, BBC
City won the match 2-1 through a Sergio Aguero brace but the victory was marred by the songs from the stands, which Toure says he pointed out to referee Ovidiu Hategan. The midfielder didn’t conceal his anger at the CSKA crowd after the match, saying: “I’m not just disappointed, I’m furious.
“I’m very, very disappointed about what those fans have done. I think UEFA has to take action because players with the same colour of skin will always be in the same position,” City’s stand-in captain for the night continued. “For me, as captain, I was wearing an armband which said ‘no to racism’ and I was totally disappointed. I told the referee. It was unbelievable and very sad.
“Maybe they could ban the stadium, I don’t know, for a couple of years or a couple of months,” Toure added when asked what punishment he thought CSKA should face. “We have to be as strong as possible otherwise they will continue like that. Too much is too much. We have to stop it now.”
City fell behind to a Zoran Tosic goal but Aguero’s first of the evening levelled the scores almost immediately, before the Argentina international put City in front just before half-time. The result leaves City on six points in Group D, three behind the holders of the competition, Bayern Munich.
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