Fiji Time: 9:23 PM on Friday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Man City allege racism in Croatia

Ap
Thursday, July 24, 2014

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City says a friendly being played by their under-21 team in Croatia yesterday was abandoned after team management ordered the players off the pitch following alleged racist abuse.

City said in a statement their 19-year-old French midfielder Seko Fofana, who is black, was targeted by an opponent from Croatian team HNK Rijeka toward the end of the first-half in Novigrad.

The Premier League champions said a decision was taken by management to withdraw the City team from the field of play.

City's representatives in Croatia and Manchester were liaising with officials, match organisers and Croatia's football association to pursue the matter. The under-21 team bridge the gap between the youth academy and first-team squads.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61530.5963
JPY 59.284856.2848
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65180.6268
USD 0.47520.4582

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Teary farewell for trio
  2. No say over lease
  3. Accident at mill
  4. $16.7m park upgrade
  5. Goodwill payment for landowners
  6. Fiji Pearls want top eight finish
  7. 'Empower girls'
  8. Education important
  9. Road helps seal friendship
  10. Investor-friendly policies

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  9. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)