UEFA charges Spartak defender for 'racist behaviour' towards Liverpool's Brewster

Leonid Mironov will go before UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary committee following an alleged incident involving Rhian Brewster.

Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster reported the issue to referee Mohammed Al-Hakim towards the end of the game, while Liverpool also lodged a complaint after the final whistle.   -  Matt King/Getty Images

Spartak Moscow's Leonid Mironov has been charged with racist behaviour following an alleged incident in his side's UEFA Youth League match with Liverpool.

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the 19-year-old defender after he was accused of abusing Rhian Brewster in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow at Prenton Park on Wednesday.

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Brewster, a member of the England Under-17 squad who won the World Cup earlier this year - reported the issue to referee Mohammed Al-Hakim towards the end of the game, while Liverpool also lodged a complaint after the final whistle.

UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body will now deal with the case, though a date for the hearing is yet to be confirmed.

Spartak was charged with racist behaviour following issues in the reverse fixture. The Russian club was ordered to partially close its academy stadium following inappropriate chants from a section of supporters.

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