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UEFA dismisses Montenegro racist behaviour appeal

Shaka Hislop calls on UEFA to do more than assessing a monetary fine, following alleged racial abuse directed at England players in Montenegro.

Montenegro have lost their appeal against an order to play their next European competition match behind closed doors as part of sanctions handed out by UEFA for the racist behaviour of their supporters during a match against England in March.

England defender Danny Rose was subjected to monkey chants and Raheem Sterling, scorer of England's final goal in the 5-1 win, was also targeted, with racist abuse heard throughout the game in Podgorica on March 25.

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England won't walk off pitch at racist abuse - Southgate

LONDON -- Gareth Southgate has said England's players have decided against walking off the pitch in protest if they are subjected to racist abuse during a match in the future.

England's 5-1 victory over Montenegro in March was overshadowed by several players, including Raheem Sterling, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Danny Rose, being targeted with loud monkey chants from the stands.

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