Kick It Out statement after UEFA sanctions CSKA Moscow to partial stadium closure
Kick It Out has released a statement after UEFA ordered the partial closure of CSKA Moscow’s stadium for the club’s next Champions League tie following racist chanting directed at Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
The Kick It Out statement reads: “Kick It Out acknowledges the swift, decisive and proportionate sanction delivered by UEFA in accordance with its regulations.
“Yaya had the courage to raise this as an issue and we need to gauge if he thinks this is a satisfactory step.
“The other aspect of this is the viewpoint within CSKA Moscow. If the club deny there is an issue, this will prevent meaningful, lasting progress from being made.
“The campaign now looks forward to the ruling of referee Ovidiu Hategan’s role within the incident.”