The Russian Football Association have appealed to their fans to behave better after UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings over their behaviour during the national team’s Euro 2012 victory over Czech Republic.
A statement on the Russian FA website read: “We appeal to all fans who are in Poland. Remember that you represent your country. Respect yourself, your home and your team.”
It is understood that as of last night the Czechs had not made a complaint to UEFA about the treatment of Gebre Selassie and the Czech camp were unaware of any racist abuse toward their player.
Russia, who beat the Czechs 4-1, take on co-hosts Poland in their next match in Warsaw on Tuesday.