CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia has responded to Manchester City's Yaya Toure's claims of racial abuse by accusing the midfielder of 'exaggerating'.
Toure demands that action must be taken by UEFA after hearing monkey noises being aimed at him from the stands during City's 2-1 victory over CSKA Moscow last night.
However, CSKA forward and fellow Ivory Coast team-mate, Doumbia, believes that the Manchester City player is exaggerating.
"I didn’t hear anything like that from the CSKA fans," Doumbia is quoted as saying by Russian newspaper Sport Express.
"Yes, they’re always noisy in supporting the team, and try to put as much pressure as possible on our opponents, but they wouldn’t ever allow themselves to come out with racist chants.
"So my Ivory Coast colleague is clearly exaggerating."
CSKA's deputy media manager Michael Sanadze has also come out and said that nothing needs to be discussed.
He told Sky Sports News: "There is no subject to discuss. Nothing special happened.
"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."
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