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Russian fans alleged racially abuse France players during friendly
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Russian fans alleged racially abuse France players during friendly

Anti-racism campaigners have demanded that FIFA investigates the alleged racist abuses aimed at France's players, including Pual Pogba by Russian fans during the international friendly game. According to reports from a pitch-side photographer, monkey chants could be heard from the crowd in St. Petersburg as France romped to 3:1 victory over Russia. The abuse was also allegedly audible on a TV broadcast after Pogba scored the second goal for France. The head of the anti-discrimination group Fare Network, Piara Pawar opined: "There should be enough there for FIFA to initiate proceedings. "If photographers heard it pitch-side, then there must have been stewards and other officials who also heard it. "If, toward the end of March, these guys don't know what to do, and they're not...