Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison sent off for reaction to racist insults

• Brazilian raised finger to Kiev fans then kicked ball into stands
• Referee in Ukraine had followed first two steps of Uefa protocol

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Taison was sent off in a Ukrainian league match against visitors Dynamo Kiev on Sunday for reacting to racist insults from the crowd.

A video of the incident showed that Taison stuck his finger up at a section occupied by Dynamo fans and then hoofed the ball into the stands.

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