Boss was unaware of Toure taunts

Last Updated: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:50

Boss Manuel Pellegrini did not want to add to Man City's official stance over Yaya Toure's allegations of racist chanting in Moscow.

Pellegrini, who admits he only learned of the allegations of racist abuse at the post-match press conference, would not be drawn on Toure's suggestion players should boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

"I repeat we must wait for UEFA," he said.

"I talked with Yaya, he is okay. I think Yaya did the right thing to say what happened and we will see what UEFA will do about it.

"UEFA is doing a special campaign against the racists and I think they do the right things for the future not to repeat it, but I don't know what they are going to do."

UEFA president Michel Platini has requested that the UEFA administration immediately conduct an internal investigation to understand why the three-step protocol established to deal with incidents of a racist nature was not implemented.

Under UEFA rules, the referee is allowed to stop the match and ask for an announcement to be made urging spectators to stop such racist conduct and warn that the game will be suspended and subsequently abandoned should such behaviour continue.

On Platini's intervention Pellegrini added: "UEFA must take their decision about that. We did all that we can do here, we can't do any more."

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