Manchester City powerhouse Yaya Toure spoke of his anger and disappointment after he was the target of racial abuse from fans following the team's 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow.

Speaking after the clash in Russia, Toure did not pull any punches, saying: "I'm not just disappointed, I'm furious."

""I'm very, very disappointed about what those fans have done. I think UEFA has to take action because players with the same colour of skin will always be in the same position."

"For me, as captain, I was wearing an armband which said 'no to racism' and I was totally disappointed.

"I told the referee. It was unbelievable and very sad."

Toure, who captained City in the absence of Vincent Kompany, has also urged UEFA to take further action, according to BBC Sport.

He continued: "Maybe they could ban the stadium, I don't know, for a couple of years or a couple of months.

"We have to be as strong as possible otherwise they will continue like that. Too much is too much. We have to stop it now."

UEFA's current punishment for racial abuse is a partial stadium closure for a first offence, with the full stadium being closed should the club step out of line again. 

After racist chanting was heard in this season's Europa League group stage between Lazio and Legia Warsaw, the Italian club have been ordered to play their next home game against Apollon Limassol with part of their stadium.

Tottenham fans had also been targeted by fans of the Rome club last season, with three of them attacked on the eve of a game between the sides. 

Russia has been a place of notoriety for abusive chants, with Cardiff City striker Peter Odemwingie complaining of horrendous abuse whilst playing for Lokomotiv Moscow.

On the news of his sale to West Bromwich Albion, Lokomotiv fans displayed a banner with the message "Thanks West Brom" and a picture of a banana on it.

The country is due to host the 2018 World Cup as well as next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, and FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce made his feelings on the matter very clear.

""I am absolutely appalled. I have always been very outspoken about any form of racism in sport. FIFA and UEFA are absolutely united in making sure these events will become a thing of the past," said Boyce. 

"It's got to be eradicated and the only way to do that is to take serious action against the people who do it. Don't allow them to watch football matches and then perhaps they'll stop when they realise they won't get into a ground.

"The Russian federation has got to assure - along with the Russian government - that these incidents are put to bed because it's happening too often".

The Citizens had Sergio Aguero to thank after coming from behind in the Khimki Arena to win, putting them in position to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, along with Bayern Munich.

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