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Zenit fined for racist incident

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 24 Jul 2008

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UEFA on Thursday fined Russian club FC Zenit St. Petersburg 60,000 Swiss francs (36,880 euros) after its Control and Disciplinary Body ruled some of the club's fans had racially abused players from French side Marseille in last season's UEFA Cup clash.

The pair met in the last-16 and in the second-leg match in Russia on March 12 some home fans racially abused the visitors.

Marseille's Ronald Zubar told French radio after the game that “they threw a banana at us and made monkey noises” while he and black squadmates Charles Kabore and Andre Ayew were warming up.

“The spectators looked at us, openly making monkey noises.”

Zenit, who went on to win the competition, rejected wrongdoing and insisted it was “opposed to all forms of racism.”

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