FA make Heskey complaint
11 Sep 2008 - 12:47:04
The Football Association have asked FIFA to investigate allegations of racial abuse aimed at Emile Heskey during England's victory over Croatia.
The Wigan Athletic striker was reportedly targeted by sections of the home support during England's 4-1 World Cup qualifying victory at the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb.
Afterwards, Heskey shrugged off the incident after calling the pocket of Croatia fans: "ignorant people".
"We can confirm that we will be making a report to FIFA about the racist chanting aimed at Emile Heskey by some Croatia fans during the World Cup qualifying game in Zagreb," said an FA spokesperson.
"It is unacceptable for anyone to be subjected to racial abuse and we will be asking FIFA to investigate this.
"The FA and England team are determined to do all they can to eradicate any form of racism from football and society."
Croatia were recently handed a fine by UEFA after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing Turkey players during Euro 2008.