Manchester City submit formal complaint to Uefa over racist abuse

Yaya Toure accused the CSKA Moscow crowd of racial abuse during their 2-1 Champions League win in Russia and the club have now issued a formal complaint to Uefa

Manchester City have submitted a formal complaint to Uefa regarding the alleged racial abuse directed at Yaya Toure during Wednesday’s Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow.

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The Ivory Coast midfielder complained of offensive chanting during the 2-1 win at the Arena Khimki, while manager Manuel Pellegrini demanded action be taken against the Russian club.

Uefa have confirmed an investigation has been opened into the allegations, which have so far been denied by CSKA.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Manchester City FC can confirm that it has today issued a written formal complaint to Uefa regarding the events of last night’s game against CSKA Moscow.

“It follows the complaint which was raised to the UEFA delegate immediately after the conclusion of the game.

“It is noted that Uefa have opened proceedings into the matter and we await the findings in due course.”

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