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Hundreds of men wearing scarves, clutching plastic containers of beer and chanting “CSKA”. This was what we saw on Tuesday night in a Moscow football stadium where the racism has been so unrelenting that home matches were supposed to have been played “behind closed doors” for the entirety of this Champions League campaign. It was a disgrace: a football club laughing in the face of attempts to impose a code of civil decency. The Uefa anti-racism “Respect” videos screened inside the stadium were an ironic subtext to the whole shambles.

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