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Banner was not racist, claims Russia 2018 bid leader

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

September 2 – Racism is not endemic in Russian football and should not stop the country being awarded the 2018 World Cup, the bid’s chief executive Alexei Sorokin claimed today – but was contradicted by Peter Odemwingie, the Nigerian player whose treatment has sparked the latest controversy.

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