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A statement on Manchester City’s official website has confirmed the club has issued a written complaint to UEFA following the reported racist chanting by a section of fans at last night’s Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.
The statement comes after UEFA issued one of their own, as reported by Sky Sports. The governing body’s statement read:
“Proceedings have been opened against CSKA Moscow for racist behaviour of their fans and for setting off of fireworks at last night’s UEFA Champions League group stage match in Moscow against Manchester City.
“The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 30 October.”
Speaking after the Blues’ 2-1 victory, the midfielder said, “I’m not just disappointed, I’m furious.
“I think UEFA has to take action because players with the same colour skin will always be in the same position.
“I told the referee. It was unbelievable and very sad.”
While Toure waits to see what action is taken, he has been speaking about his excitement at coming up against Samuel Eto’o when City face Chelsea this weekend.
Referring to the Cameroon striker as his “big brother”, Toure told French radio station RFI, “He helped me a lot to settle down when I joined Camp Nou in 2007 and I’m happy to see him play in England.”
It is sure to be quite a battle when the two players go head to head on Sunday.
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