UEFA President Michel Platini has demanded an internal investigation look into why the UEFA protocol wasn’t followed by the referee in the Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City earlier this week.
The new UEFA protocol to combat racism says that the referee should stop the game if he receives a complaint of racism (which City captain Yaya Toure informed the referee about during the game), and the referee must then instruct the public announcer to tell supporters to refrain from the racial abuse. This wasn’t followed, and the game continued as normal.
UEFA issued another statement on on Friday which read:
“Further to the opening of disciplinary proceedings against CSKA Moscow following the alleged racist behaviour of some of their supporters at the UEFA Champions League match between CSKA and Manchester City FC on 23 October, UEFA president Michel Platini has requested that the UEFA administration immediately conduct an internal investigation to understand why the three-step protocol established to deal with incidents of a racist nature was not implemented.”
Meanwhile, UEFA said it would publish the findings of its investigation once the disciplinary case against CSKA had been dealt with by its independent control and disciplinary body on October 30.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Michel Platini orders probe into Yaya Toure racism incident — Evening Standard
- Shahid Khan winning friends at Fulham while blazing a trail in NFL — The Guardian
- Arsène Wenger: Pizzagate row with Alex Ferguson was just ‘a little unrest’ — The Guardian
- Cesc Fabregas reaffirms his love for Arsenal and admits he has eyes on a return in one way or another — Independent
- Mathieu Falmini back for Arsenal’s Crystal Palace trip, confirms Arsene Wenger — The Mirror
- Liverpool’s Luis Suarez explains why he loves playing with Daniel Sturridge — 101GG
- Jose Mourinho urges against 2018 World Cup boycott over racism — The Guardian
- The World Cup needs more African and Asian teams, says Sepp Blatter — The Mail
- Brazil to probe FIFA’s World Cup accommodation agency regarding price hikes — FOX Soccer
- England v Poland: Fifa to act over flare incidents — BBC Sport
- Nigeria coach hasn’t been paid in seven months — Pro Soccer Talk
- Awful night for MLS in CONCACAF — Washington Post
- MLS opportunity lost: Once again, no simultaneous kickoffs for final match day — Pro Soccer Talk
- CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage bracket set — Philly
- Blackpool manager Paul Ince could watch Blackburn match in back of a van — The Mail
- The FA is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend— Sky Sports
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