Thursday, October 31st, 2013
So after much moralising from UEFA spokespeople – and indeed in their statement below – football’s European governing body has delivered its ‘punishment’ on CSKA Moscow for the Russian club’s racial abuse of Yaya Toure last week.
And CSKA’s white supremacists will be licking their wounds, ready to change their ways after learning of it. NOT.
Because the punishment isn’t even a punishment: CSKA will have to play ONE game behind partially closed doors.
What sort of a deterrent is this supposed to be to the bigots who abused Toure? What sort of message does it send out?
Read UEFA’s statement below:
The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down sanctions to CSKA Moscow following incidents during their UEFA Champions League home game against Manchester City.
“Specifically, the Control and Disciplinary Body has decided to close sector D of the stadium during the club’s next UEFA competition home match.
“CSKA’s next home fixture is scheduled against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League on 27 November in Moscow.
“The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA … All forms of racist behavior are considered serious offenses against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions.”