Monday, October 28, 2013

Toure meets with FIFA over racist abuse

Yaya Toure has had a meeting with the FIFA’s anti-racism chief to discuss events in Russia last week when he was allegedly racially abused by some CSKA Moscow supporters.

The Manchester City midfielder spoke to Jeffrey Webb, the head of FIFA’s anti-racism task force, on Sunday after his club’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Webb had said he wanted to hear about Toure’s experience of being abused after the BBC reported they had "a good conversation" and that the former Barcelona player agreed to help Webb’s task force "in any way".

Webb also met Piara Powar, the executive director of European anti-discrimination body FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe), in London on Saturday to talk about the incident in Moscow.

UEFA is conducting an inquiry to discover why, after Toure reported the abuse to Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan, the official did not follow new guidelines and halt the game so spectators could be told to stop.

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