Liverpool will make official complaint to UEFA over alleged racial abuse of Rhian Brewster
Liverpool will make an official complaint to UEFA after Rhian Brewster was allegedly racially abused by a Spartak Moscow player during Wednesday’s UEFA Youth League clash between the clubs.
The incensed England Under-17s striker had to be dragged away by Reds team-mates and staff following the final whistle at Prenton Park.
Brewster informed referee Mohammed Al-Hakim what he was called by a Spartak defender during the closing stages of the match and those details were passed on to the fourth official.
Asked about the incident following his side’s 2-0 victory, Liverpool boss Steven Gerrard said: “It’s difficult for me to comment on it right now. It’s something that the club will look into and deal with.
“I’d rather talk about Rhian Brewster’s performance. I don’t want to take any gloss off that because he was superb. The only thing that was missing from his performance was a goal. He held the ball up so well and put in a shift for us.”
In Moscow back in September, Nigeria-born attacker Bobby Adekanye was subjected to sickening chants and gestures from Spartak supporters.
UEFA charged Spartak but the punishment was pitiful. They had to partially close their Academy stadium for their next UEFA Youth League fixture by leaving 500 seats empty.