Pellegrini: Racist chants are 'a pity for Moscow'

The Manchester City coach has said that it is "a pity" for Moscow after black player Yaya Toure was subjected to racist chants during a match in the city.

Manuel Pellegrini said:

"Well, I didn't know what happened, they just tell me there were some shouts against Yaya Toure, I think its a pity that they continue with that stupid things and I hope that would have hear (heard) the right message to finish all the things, it's a pity for Yaya, its a pity for the city I think."

The CSK Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky denied hearing any abuse, saying: "I haven't heard anything, I was watching the game".

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