Nigerian-Born Player Suffers Racist Abuse; His Club Reports To UEFA

Nigerian-born winger Bobby Adekanye allegedly suffered racist abuse from Spartak Moscow fans while he was playing for Liverpool during their UEFA Youth League clash on Tuesday.

This has prompted the Merseyside club to report the alleged abuse, which took place when the 18-year old came on as a 58th minute substitute at the Spartak Academy.

UEFA have swiftly responded by stating that additional reports from the match venue are being expected.

Things could go from bad to worse for Spartak Moscow, who have also being charged on three counts for incidents involving their fans during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday night.

The three charges include illicit banners and chants, blocking stairways and setting off fireworks and a decision is expected to be reached by Uefa’s control, ethics and disciplinary body on the aforementioned charges on October 19.

The Russian club had earlier been fined 60,000 euros (£52,664) this month for a firework incident during their first group stage match in the UCL this season. They were also banned from selling tickets to their fans for their UCL clash in Seville against Sevilla on November 1 as part of the punishment for the previously mentioned fan trouble on Matchday 1 at Maribor.