Liverpool's Europa League win over FK Rabotnicki tainted by racist taunts

30 July 2010 10:19
Liverpool's Europa League opponents FK Rabotnicki could face punishment from UEFA after an incident of racist crowd behaviour. 

Pictures have emerged from Liverpool's 2-0 over the Macedonian side in Skopje of supporters directing monkey taunts towards the English side's players.

Shamed: An FK Rabotnicki fan makes monkey gestures towards Liverpool's black players

Liverpool started the third qualifying round tie at the Philip IIStadium with two black players in their side in double goalscorer DavidNgog and 19-year-old winger David Amoo.

UEFA have confirmed they are aware of claims of racist chants A spokesman said: 'We are aware of the matter but we are waiting for the reports from the delegate and the referee.'

Macedonian football has had a problem with racist behaviour in thepast. In September 2003, England players Emile Heskey, Sol Campbell andAshley Cole were all the subject of abuse in an international againstMacedonia at the same stadium.  

An English flag was also burned and European governing body UEFA later fined the Football Federation of Macedonia £10,730.

At the double: Ngog scored either side of half-time in Liverpool's 2-0 win

Meanwhile Daniel Agger lauded the performance of double goalscorer Ngog.

'We have got to give David credit for the two goals. He took them very well - it was a very good performance,' the Liverpool defender said.

'He was there in the right place at the right time, which is whatall good strikers do. He is a good player and has the qualities but heknows that he still has a bit to learn.

'I know that he works hard every day but if he continues to workhard then he will come on a long way. But he has to keep working hard,as every one of us is doing, if he wants to get there.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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