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Moscow deny Toure racist chants

ESPN staff
October 24, 2013
Yaya Toure has urged UEFA to react © Getty Images

CSKA Moscow have insisted their supporters did not racially abuse Manchester City's Yaya Toure on Wednesday and say "nothing special happened".

The Premier League club will make an official complaint to Uefa about his treatment from Russian fans during City's 2-1 win in the Champions League on Wednesday.

But CSKA claimed Toure was alone in hearing anything and believe there is no case for them to answer.

Deputy media manager Michael Sanadze told Sky Sports News: "There is no subject to discuss. Nothing special happened.

"There was a lot of noise in the stadium. Nobody else, other than Yaya Toure, heard anything. The only trouble that has come about was because Yaya Toure heard something."

Toure told Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan about the chants during the game and Uefa said they are waiting for the official's report before deciding how to proceed further.

UEFA introduced new regulations in May allowing them to close some or all of the stadium of clubs whose fans have been found guilty of racist behaviour after deciding fines were not an adequate deterrent.

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