Uefa criticised as CSKA sanctioned for racial abuse
Russian club CSKA Moscow will face partial closure of their Khimki stadium for their next home Champions League game against Bayern Munich after Uefa found that their supporters were guilty of racially abusing Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Touré (above).
The sanction is part of new legislation passed by Uefa’s executive committee in the summer to increase the penalties for clubs whose supporters racially abuse players.
Any further offence this season would mean CSKA face a full stadium closure and a fine, while a third offence could mean a points deduction or even disqualification from the competition.
These measures were introduced by Uefa’s executive committee in consultation with anti-racism groups. The decision has attracted criticism, with former England international Stan Collymore describing the punishment as “Uefa clownery”.
In a separate decision, Uefa disciplined their venue director for failing to make a stadium announcement when Touré said he had been abused. MORE
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