Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has called on UEFA to take action against CSKA Moscow after he became the target of racial abuse from Russian fans.
Racism has long been a problem in Russian football, and where many footballing nations have moved on, racism clouded the game between City and CSKA in Moscow yesterday.
Toure was left furious both during and after the 2-1 victory, where he was consistently targeted by a section of CSKA fans.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Toure admitted that he told the referee of the abuse during the match- but the issue is something Uefa have to deal with seriously.
"I told the ref. I think it was unbelievable and very sad. We want to stop that.
"I think UEFA have to do a lot to try to stop it. Maybe close the stadium for a couple of games. As an African player, it s always sad when you hear something like that. I'm not disappointed, I'm furious.
"I'm very, very disappointed about what those fans have done and I think UEFA have to take action because players with the same colour of skin will always be in the same position."
And Toure highlighted his disappointment at wearing the 'say no to racism' armband, despite the lack of evidence that the scheme is working in the whole of Europe.
"For me, as captain, I was wearing an armband which said 'no to racism' and I was totally disappointed. I want to see UEFA do something and take some action," Toure added.
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