CSKA Moscow deny Yaya Toure's racism claims

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The footballing fraternity has been disheartened yet again by the emergence of claims that Yaya Toure was subjected to racist chanting whilst playing for Manchester City at CSKA Moscow. 

However, it does not seem that all of the footballing world are that concerned, as CSKA have denied that there was any racist chanting at all.

"There is no subject to discuss. Nothing special happened," deputy media manager Michael Sanadze told Sky Sports News.

"There was a lot of noise in the stadium. Nobody else, other than Yaya Toure, heard anything. The only trouble that has come about was because Yaya Toure heard something."

Toure complained to Romanian official Ovidiu Hategan about racist chants during the game on Wednesday evening. 

Speaking after the game, Toure said: "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.

"It was unbelievable and very sad."

Following the referee's decision to continue the game, Kick It Out chairman Lord Ouseley has called for the referee to be banned from officiating again. 

Following the victory over CSKA, Manchester City now sit second in their Champions League group behind current holders Bayern Munich.

Manuel Pellegrini's side have garnered six points from their opening three games and will be confident of progressing to the knockout stages if they can continue their current run. 

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