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Kolarov cleared over racial abuse claims

9 January 2013 17:38

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov will face no further police action following an inquiry into alleged racist abuse.

The incident occurred during Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at St James' Park last month, when the Serbian clashed with two fans who were seen to be holding an Albanian flag.

Kolarov was alleged to have verbally abused the fans as he warmed up on the touchlines before coming on as a first-half substitute during the Premier League clash.

The two Albanian Newcastle fans complained to stewards following the dispute, who in turn told local police.

Northumbria Police were obliged to launch an investigation following the claim that racist language had been used.

But after a month's investigation into the incident following the allegations, police have now announced that no further action will be taken against Kolarov.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm there will be no further police action."

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