CSKA Moscow fans are pictured singing and supporting their team against Manchester City tonight at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League - just two weeks after city midfielder Yaya Toure was targeted by the Russian club's fans with racial abuse during a match in Moscow.
The abuse lead to a UEFA punishment and one of the single-tiered ends of Arena Khimki will be closed when CSKA host Bayern Munich later this month.
CSKA Moscow's stadium will be partially closed for their next Champions League home game after fans racially abused Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, UEFA have announced.
In a statement, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body announced that the Arena Khimki will be partially closed during Moscow's game against Bayern Munich on 27 November for the "racist behaviour of CSKA supporters".
The Ivory Coast international was subject to racist chanting by a section of fans during Manchester City's 2-1 win on October 23.
Match officials did not adhere to Uefa protocol over reports of racist abuse suffered by Yaya Toure at CSKA Moscow, FIFPro union Europe president Bobby Barnes claims.
We're very disappointed that a clear agreed protocol which is designed to deal with these situations was not effected.
The player, having done what was asked of him to notify the referee, quite rightly expected that the referee would go speak with the safety officer, and the (UEFA) protocol agreed is that the safety officer should make a stadium announcement warning the fans that if the chants do not desist that the game will be stopped.
Obviously it's difficult in a pressure situation, referees have lots to think about but there are a number of officials at games, nothwithstanding the fact you've got additional referees behind the goals in Champions League matches.
– Bobby Barnes,FIFPro Division Europe President and PFA Deputy Chief Executive