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Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele subjected to racist abuse during Frances victory over Russia

France stars Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele subjected to racist abuse vs Russia
Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba were both subjected to racist abuse (Picture: Getty)

France stars Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were reportedly subjected to racist chants from a section of Russia supporters during the sides 3-1 victory.

This is the third time there have been complaints of racism at St. Petersburg Stadium which is due to host a semi-final at this summers World Cup.

According to French news agency AFP, Barcelonas Ousmane Dembele was abused on two occasions while taking corners, while Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was also subjected to racist chanting in the 73rd minute.

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Its claimed the Russia fans in question aimed racist gestures and shouted monkey, monkey at both Dembele and Pogba

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Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) has urged FIFA to investigate the behaviour of Russian supporters on Tuesday evening.

France stars Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele subjected to racist abuse vs Russia
Paul Pogba scored Frances second goal against Russia (Picture: Getty)
France stars Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele subjected to racist abuse vs Russia
Laura Flessel (left) has demanded a unified response to incidents of racism (Picture: Getty)

French Minister for Sport, Laura Flessel, called for a unified reaction from the football world to incidents of racism.

Racism has no place on football pitches, Flessel tweeted on Wednesday.

We have to act in unison at a European and international level in order to stop this inadmissible behaviour.

« Le racisme na pas sa place sur les terrains de football. Nous devons agir de concert au niveau européen et international afin de faire cesser ces comportements inadmissibles » #FRARUS#exaequo.
Crédits FFF/ Bastien Lheritier. pic.twitter.com/kRB1fbBNjO

— Laura Flessel (@FlesselLaura) March 28, 2018

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