• Over 1000 in Free Bets
    Best Free Football Bets! Take advantage of these amazing promotions while it lasts. Now you can bet with the finest bookmakers and get the best deal on the Net. [+]
  • Live Streaming Football Watch free live streaming football, horse racing, tennis, volleyball etc. as a customer of Bet365. Bet In-Play available while watching your favourite sports. [+]

UEFA ´strongly condemn´ racism

UEFA have reiterated their condemnation of all forms of discrimination in the wake of alleged racist gestures from Atletico Madrid fans,

Levante’s Papakouli Diop levelled the accusations at Atletico supporters after his side’s 2-0 win over the La Liga leaders on Sunday.

The midfielder became involved in a heated exchange visiting fans when he went to take a corner right at the end of the game.

Before the 28-year-old could take the set-piece, referee Jose Gonzalez blew the final whistle, leading to Diop kicking the ball into the away supporters.

Diop claims some Atletico fans then made monkey gestures towards him, and responded by dancing in front of them in celebration of Levante’s victory.

On Monday, a statement from UEFA president MIchel Platini’s office underlined its strong stance against any form of discriminatory behaviour.

“UEFA and its president Michel Platini strongly condemn all forms of discrimination including recent racist behaviour of fans in Spain,” it said.

“UEFA has tough rules and sanctions against all forms of discrimination for all of its competitions.

“Where instances occur outside of our jurisdiction, we support appropriate action being taken by the relevant authorities.”

Mon 5 May, 2014
RSS Feed
Buy Soccer Tickets Largest selection of premium soccer tickets for the Premier League, MLS, La Liga, Serie A, European Cups, World Cup etc. Click Here

Add your comment