AVB confident UEFA will act on racism

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Andre Villas-Boas is sure that UEFA will come down hard on any Lazio fans who are found to have racially abused Tottenham's players in the Europa League clash at White Hart Lane.

Loud monkey-chanting was heard to come from the away end on several occasions directed against Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend in the Group J clash, which ended 0-0 after three Spurs goals were controversially ruled out.

Villas-Boas said he did not hear the chants himself, but he would encourage UEFA, whose head Michel Platini was at the game, to take any action if it is proven that the travelling fans did in fact hurl racist abuse. Villas-Boas said in his post-match press conference: "I think (UEFA will act if the accusations are proven)."

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