No repeat of Toure racism incident tonight, CSKA coach vows
CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky vowed no fan trouble when his team host Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight (27 November).
This will be the Russian champions’ first European home game since being punished for racism offences.
One of the stands at Arena Khimki will be closed for Wednesday’s game under UEFA sanction for “racist behavior” by fans during last month’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City, whose midfielder Yaya Toure reported monkey chanting by Russian fans.
“I think everyone understands everything, because it was a very hot topic and I’m sure our fans will just be supporting our team,” Slutsky said.
There has been a string of racist incidents in Eastern European football in recent weeks.
A swastika flag was brandished during a Russian Cup game involving Spartak Moscow last month, earning the bearer seven days in prison.
The unnamed man is also on the receiving end of a $450,000 lawsuit from Spartak, who were forced to host two games behind closed doors following the game, which was marred by violence as well as the swastika incident.
In a separate case in Ukraine, champions Shakhtar Donetsk condemned a group of individuals who posed in Ku Klux Klan costumes in front of their team bus last month.
From R Sport