Frimpong criticises Russian FA after racism row

Emmanuel Frimpong has criticised the Russian Football Union after he was suspended for two matches.

The Ufa midfielder, formerly of Arsenal, was sent off last Friday for raising a finger to Spartak Moscow fans.

Frimpong later claimed he was provoked by racial abuse from a supporter, but that claim was shut down by the RFU on Wednesday when the 23-year-old was given a two-match ban.

Frimpong criticises Russian FA after racism row

Frimpong claims he has no issues with his ban, but is unhappy with the RFU’s stance.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “Also in other news been banned for two games acceptable on my part for the gesture no problems with that.

“But for the Russian FA to say they didn’t hear or see any evidence of racism is beyond a Joke ...Glad it’s all over thanks for support

“I’ve always said we are blessed in England and how wonderful of a country it is not saying there ain’t racism in England of course but not to this crazy extend we live on thanks Gooner family and everyone for your support must stressed not all Russians behave like that.”

Frimpong’s words come on the same day Brazil striker Hulk was announced as one of the star names taking part in the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup only days after he raised fears of racism at the tournament in Russia.

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