Uefa await report following Liverpool racism claims

30 July 2010 11:32
Pictures emerged after the game of a number of fans among the 20,000-strong crowd in the Philip II Arena allegedly directing 'monkey noises' at the two black players who featured for Roy Hodgson's team, youth team winger David Amoo and David Ngog, whose two goals settled the match.

European football's governing body has confirmed that it is aware of the claims, but on Friday night it was waiting to assess reports from both the Uefa delegate at the game and the referee, the Italian Antonio Damato, before taking any action against FK Rabotnicki.

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Once Uefa have assessed the reports, a disciplinary case could be opened against FK Rabotnicki.

Though the chants were not audible in all parts of the stadium unlike the sustained abuse directed at the Greek international Sotirios Kyrgiakos for his nationality - and were certainly not widespread, Macedonian football has experienced problems with racism before.

Emile Heskey, Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell were subjected to abuse during an England international in Skopje in 2003.

Source: Telegraph

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