Brewster accuses Spartak player of racism


Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has alleged that he was the victim of racial abuse by a Spartak Moscow player during a Uefa Youth League game.

The teenager had to be calmed down at the end of the match after informing referee Mohammed Al-Hakim about the incident.

Officials were made aware of his claims during the game at Prenton Park and the club have made a formal complaint to UEFA.

Liverpool Under-19 coach Steven Gerrard was asked about the incident, but did not feel he could make much comment at present.

“It’s difficult for me to comment on it right now. It’s something that the club will look into and deal with.” he told the Echo.

“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.”

Bobby Adekanye, who was born in Nigeria, was the victim of racist chants and gestures from Spartak supporters in Moscow during the previous game between the sides in September.

Spartak were punished by having to play in front of an empty ground at their following fixture.

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