Russian league boss: Toure incident 'misunderstanding'

Manchester City's Yaya Toure said he was "furious" at the alleged racist abuse he received from CSKA Moscow fans. Credit: PA

The chief executive of the Russian football league has blamed a "misunderstanding" for Yaya Toure's compliant that CSKA Moscow fans racially abused him.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Sergey Cheban says he attended the Champions League match in Moscow on Wednesday but didn't hear any racist chanting.

He said through an interpreter "there was not an incident" and that "everyone hears what he wants to hear."

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