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Lokomotiv Moscow Apologizes For Discriminatory Chants


The Russian soccer team Lokomotiv Moscow has apologized after its fans chanted discriminatory slogans during a Europa League game.

Some Lokomotiv fans chanted anti-Albanian slogans during the team's 2-0 home win over Albanian club Skenderbeu on October 1.

In a statement on October 2, the team said that it has apologized to Skenderbeu for the "political slogans and incitements to violence" at the game.

It called such incidents "unacceptable," and said the perpetrators would be punished under Russian law.

Europe's soccer governing body, UEFA, said it is still waiting to receive official reports from its representatives at the match and that any disciplinary proceedings will only be announced next week.

Based on reporting by AP
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