Furious Toure calls for strong action
Date published: 24 October 2013
YAYA Toure was furious after suffering alleged racial abuse during Manchester City's Champions League win at CSKA Moscow and called for strong action.
The City midfielder suggested lengthy stadium bans should be imposed after he was the target of apparent chanting from “stupid” supporters in City’s 2-1 win at the Arena Khimki.
Sergio Aguero got both goals in the Group ‘D’ victory.
It is not the first time he has experienced such vitriol as he and — primarily — Mario Balotelli were targeted during a Europa League game at Porto in February, 2012.
Porto were fined £16,700 by European governing body UEFA after that incidence — less than the £24,740 City had to pay for delaying the second-half kick-off by one minute — and Toure believes tougher sanctions are necessary.
The Ivory Coast international, who complained to the referee about the issue during the match, said: “I’m not just disappointed, I’m furious. I’m very, very disappointed about what those fans have done and I think UEFA has to take action because players with the same colour of skin will always be in the same position.
“Maybe they could ban the stadium, I don’t know, for a couple of years or a couple of months.
“It’s stupid these people. I don’t know, it just happens in football. It’s unbelievable.”
City have confirmed they will make an official complaint to UEFA over the matter.
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