FIFA to probe racism claims lodged by England squad

September 12th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept.12 (ANI): England football chiefs have asked FIFA to investigate racist abuse towards Emile Heskey by Croatia fans. Monkey chants could be heard after Wigan striker Heskey was booked during the Three Lions” 4-1 victory in Zagreb on Wednesday night, reports The Sun. A Football Association spokesman said: “We can confirm that we will be making a report to FIFA about the racist chanting aimed at Emile Heskey by some Croatia fans during the World Cup qualifying game in Zagreb. “It is unacceptable for anyone to be subjected to racial abuse and we will be asking FIFA to investigate this. The FA and England team are determined to do all they can to eradicate any form of racism from football and society,” he added. (ANI)

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