UEFA: No investigation open after alleged racial abuse to Ezgjan Alioski
UEFA have shared that no investigations have been opened after Leeds United star Ezgjan Alioski was allegedly racially abused.
Austria star Marko Arnautovic scored in the 3-1 win over North Macedonia and appeared to scream something in the left-back’s direction.
Alioski, who is also of Albanian heritage started as his countries first appearance at a major tournament didn’t go too well.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, a spokesperson for UEFA shared the major update after Sunday’s games.
“There are no disciplinary proceedings opened following the three EURO matches played yesterday,” they said.
Of course, when it is against a Leeds player, nothing is made of the clash.
Arnautovic may have denied the allegations, something this serious has to be at least investigated – as he clearly regrets it.
Alioski clearly wasn’t happy, and his FA investigation is ongoing after a stupid facial gesture in the Premier League clash with Burnley.
That is lasting months, but yet something on the world stage at the EUROs is simply swept under the carpet very quickly.
There has to be consistency if something such as racism happens, if not, it will continue to happen and nothing will be done about it.
We have to kick it out, and this is a kick in the teeth for everyone involved in that movement, allegation or not.
Let’s hope that this can be looked into, with Alioski’s first major tournament appearance already being marred by this poor altercation.
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