UEFA starts internal probe into racism protocol

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 Europe’ football union, UEFA, on Friday launched an internal into why match officials did act according to rules.

This was in connection with alleged racist incidents during CSKA Moscow’ Champions match with Manchester City.

UEFA on Thursday opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian club after City midfielder Yaya Toure said he was racially abused by a section of CSKA fans.

Toure said he informed Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan about the incidents during Wednesday’ game.
Based on UEFA protocol, the referee must halt the game and ask for a public announcement to racist behaviour.

Suspending the match for a time and ultimately abandoning are the two steps according to UEFA anti-racism protocol.

“UEFA President Michel Platini has requested the UEFA administration immediately conduct an internal to understand why the three-step protocol established to deal with incidents of a racist nature was implemented,’’ UEFA said.