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Platini calls for UEFA investigation

Michel Platini has requested a UEFA investigation after CSKA Moscow’s game with Manchester City was not stopped for alleged racist chanting.

City midfielder Yaya Toure claimed he was subjected to abusive chants from sections of the crowd during Wednesday’s Group D clash at the Arena Khimki.

And UEFA president Platini has now called for an internal probe from the European governing body to determine why referee Ovidiu Hategan failed to halt the match after Toure revealed that he had made the Romanian official aware of the alleged abuse.

A statement on UEFA’s website confirmed: “Further to the opening of disciplinary proceedings against PFC CSKA Moskva following the alleged racist behaviour of some of their supporters at the UEFA Champions League match between CSKA and Manchester City FC on 23 October, UEFA President Michel Platini has requested that the UEFA administration immediately conduct an internal investigation to understand why the three-step protocol established to deal with incidents of a racist nature was not implemented.”

Fri 25 October, 2013
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