8 June 2012
Ethiopian-Czech player Theo Gebre Selassie was subjected to racial abuse by Russia fans during his country's defeat against Russia.
Article from Football.co.uk:
Ethiopian-Czech player Theo Gebre Selassie was subjected to racial abuse by Russia fans during the Czech Republic's opening match of Euro 2012, a watchdog group said on Saturday.
"Our monitor at the game heard monkey chants directed by some Russian fans at the black Czech player Theodor Gebre Selassie," said Rafal Pankowski of Polish-based organisation Never Again, part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network.
The chants against Selassie - who made history in 2011 by becoming the first black member in the Czech team - came during Friday's match in the southwestern city of Wroclaw, where his side were thrashed 4-1 by Group A favorites Russia.