FIFA fine Croatia over racist fans

September 25, 2008 | Filed Under: Blog 
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FIFA have fined the Croatian FA following racist abuse from some of their fans during their World Cup qualifier against England.

FOOTBALL 2008 World Cup qualifier Croatia's Niko Kovac and England's Emile Heskey - 0 

England won the match at the Maksimir Stadium 4-1, courtesy of a hat-trick from Theo Walcott and another goal from Wayne Rooney

During the match, England striker Emile Heskey was subjected to a volley of monkey chants after he received a yellow card for a foul on Croatia captain Niko Kovac (pictured, above, with Heskey).

The FA responded by saying in a statement: “We repeat our position that we will not accept any racial abuse of any England players. There can be no place for racist behaviour in football or society.”

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