Nyon — UEFA has opened racism proceedings against Lokomotiv
Moscow over fan chants at a Europa League game.
The Russian club has already issued an apology after
anti-Albanian slogans were chanted during the 2-0 home win over Albanian club
Skenderbeu on Thursday.
Russian nationalist football fan groups are typically strong
supporters of Serbia's claim to Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia
in 2008 and is largely inhabited by ethnic Albanians.
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UEFA's disciplinary body could impose sanctions on Lokomotiv
when it hears the case on Oct. 15.
On the same day the body will also discuss charges relating
to Benfica's Champions League game at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Benfica has been charged over crowd disturbances after
fireworks were set off and objects thrown. The disciplinary proceedings against
Atletico are over stairways being blocked.For
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