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SPARTAK MOSCOW player Leonid Mironov was charged yesterday with racially abusing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.
European football’s governing body Uefa took action following an incident during Wednesday’s Uefa Youth League clash between the sides at Prenton Park.
Liverpool reported Spartak to the governing body after Brewster, a member of England Under-17s World Cup winning team, made an allegation.
The 17-year-old had to be restrained by teammates and coaching staff on the final whistle as he vented his anger.
The Merseyside club confirmed later that they had “followed the proper procedure by reporting the alleged incident to Uefa.”
It is the second time this season that the Reds have made a complaint against Spartak, after Brewster’s teammate Bobby Adekanye was racially abused by fans during a game in Moscow in September.
On that occasion, Spartak were ordered by Uefa to partially close their academy ground for their next home fixture.
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