No action after Brewster complaint

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UEFA have decided to take no action against Spartak Moscow youngster Leonid Mironov following a complaint made against him by Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster.


The teenager made a complaint following the UEFA Youth League match at Prenton Park in December against Mironov and alleged that he was racially abused by the Russian.

Following an investigation that saw five players from each side and the match officials from the game being interviewed about the incident, UEFA have found “no evidence” to support the accusation – which he said was “made in good faith”.


“After concluding his investigation, the inspector found no evidence to corroborate the allegations, which he believed were made in good faith by Rhian Brewster.” the statement reads.

“Therefore, the Uefa control, ethics and disciplinary body, following the recommendation of the inspector, established there was no evidence that would legally support sanctioning Leonid Mironov and thus decided to close the disciplinary proceedings.” it added.

Mironov admitted that he swore at Brewster during the match, but he denied the accusation that he racially abused the young forward during the game which Liverpool won 2-0.

Brewster has since revealed that he has been the victim of such abuse on multiple occasions and has a belief that the football authorities need to do more to eradicate it from the game.


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