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UEFA investigates racist behaviour towards Finnish player

An ill-tempered game between Montenegro and Finland on Monday night ended with a suspicion that racist comments were directed at Finland midfielder Glen Kamara.

Tunteet kuumenivat Montenegron ja Huuhkajien ottelun jälkeen
Tunteet kuumenivat Montenegron ja Huuhkajien ottelun jälkeen

European football's governing body UEFA has launched an investigation into a suspected incident of racist behaviour aimed at Finnish international player Glen Kamara during Monday evening's Nations League game against Montenegro.

In a brief press release, the Finnish football association announced the opening of the probe but added that no further comment would be made at this stage.

Following the conclusion of the ill-tempered game in the city of Podgorica — which saw the hosts Montenegro receive two red and five yellow cards — TV pictures showed Kamara exchanging words with a number of the Montenegrin players. He is then led away from the incident by his team-mates and members of the Finnish team's staff.

The incident can be seen via the video at the top of this article.

Kamara was previously the victim of racist behaviour while playing for his club Glasgow Rangers in 2021, an incident which led to Czech player Ondřej Kúdela receiving a 10-match ban by UEFA.

Montenegro were ordered to play one match behind closed doors (siirryt toiseen palveluun) in 2019 after Montenegrin fans racially abused English players during a European Championships qualifier.

Finland beat Montenegro 2-0 in Monday evening's game courtesy of goals from Oliver Antman and Benjamin Källman. The win meant Finland finished second in Nations League Group B3.

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