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Vieira takes EDS side off the field after alleged racist incident

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From mcfc.co.uk:

Manchester City's EDS U21 game with HNK Rijeka has today been cancelled due to an alleged incident of racial abuse toward the Club's young midfielder, Seko Fofana by a member of the opposing team.

Following an alleged incident in the latter stages of the first half of the game, being played in Novigrad, Croatia, a decision was taken by the management staff to withdraw the City team from the field of play and cancel the game.

Club representatives in Croatia and in Manchester are liaising with officials, the match organisers and the Croatian Football Association to pursue this matter further.

Disturbing news of course and kudos to Patrick Vieira for taking the decision following the incident, which occurred in the latter stages of the first half of the game against HNK Rijeka. Fofana was shown a red card following a reported off the ball clash with Vieira then taking his team off the field.

There has been no further comment as to what action City may look to be taken following the incident.