- Liverpool easily beat Spartak Moscow U19s at Prenton Park in UEFA Youth League
- But win ruined by racist taunts from Spartak defender to Rhian Brewster
- England U17 World Cup winner visibly distraught at final whistle
- SEE MORE: (Video) Brewster’s incredible finish in LFC U23’s 4-0 Everton thrashing
It’s nearly 2018 and a 17-year-old footballer is being racially abused by an opponent in a high profile youth game.
This is absolutely disgusting and it would be a travesty if UEFA don’t do something properly about it. Not that we’re holding out much hope…
Today during Liverpool U19s 2-0 victory v Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Youth League, Rhian Brewster was racially abused by a Russian opponent.
Steven Gerrard’s side had waltzed the game to confirm top spot in the group, but Brewster had to be dragged away upon full-time after what was said.
“It’s actually difficult for me to comment on it right now. It’s something that the club will look into and deal with,” Gerrard told Echo reporters, clearly towing a line rather than speaking from his heart.
“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. He held the ball up so well and put in a shift for us.”
Over in Moscow, Bobby Adekanye was subject to vile chants by the crowd. UEFA slapped a pathetic sanction on them; reducing the capacity by 500 for the next game.
It’s non-punishments like this which is why fans and players think they can get away with racism. The guilty parties need to be held properly accountable.