That’s the outlandish claim made by a CSKA Moscow director after the Russian side were ordered to partially close their stadium for the game against Bayern Munich later this month because of their fans’ racist chanting.
The Sun quotes CSKA managing director Roman Babaev as saying: “The mood of vengeance among the English for having lost out to Russia influenced the case.
“After the match the British journalists encouraged Yaya Toure and other Manchester City players to expand on the theme.
“The English just can’t accept they lost to our country in a fair fight. We don’t believe racist behaviour by our fans has been proven.”
Manchester City Fixtures
Saturday November 215:00 Premier LeagueManchester City v Norwich City
Tuesday November 519:45 Champions League - Group DManchester City v CSKA Moscow
Sunday November 1014:05 Premier LeagueSunderland v Manchester City
Sunday November 2413:30 Premier LeagueManchester City v Tottenham
Wednesday November 2719:45 Champions League - Group DManchester City v Plzen
Sunday December 116:10 Premier LeagueManchester City v Swansea City
Wednesday December 420:00 Premier LeagueWest Brom v Manchester City
Saturday December 715:00Premier LeagueSouthampton v Manchester City
Source: Manchester City MAD