UEFA open investigation after Arnautovic's alleged racial abuse to Leeds' Alioski
Austria international Marko Arnautovic could receive a 10-game ban if found guilty of racially abusing Leeds United star Ezgjan Alioski, according to Daily Mail.
The former West Ham United star appeared to scream something in the direction of the North Macedonia international, and while UEFA opened no disciplinary proceedings after the game on Sunday [YEP], they have changed their mind.
A statement from the European football governing body reveals that they have appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate his reaction towards the Leeds left-back after the goal [UEFA].
Justice for Gjanni
Racism is not allowed in any walk of like and while Arnautovic has taken to social media to offer a half-hearted apology, he needs to punished if found guilty.
Alioski maintained a calm composure despite the alleged racial slur, and we can all agree that was impressive from him.
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The Austrian would miss the remainder of Euro 2020 and part of his country’s World Cup qualifying campaign, and that would not be deemed harsh given the severity of the offence.
Using unprintable racist abuses have no place in the beautiful game, and UEFA have to lay the marker down with severe punishment.
The Leeds star is sweating over a similar accusation himself, with the FA currently investigating him for an alleged gesture directed at Dwight McNeil in the Premier League clash against Burnley.
He would be duly punished if found guilty, and the club will be hoping something similar with the Kiko Casilla case does not repeat itself.
In other Leeds news, Orta has devised Euro 2020 Whites scouting mission with trio sent to watch Tuesday clash.