Spurs to escape UEFA action
Tottenham Hotspur appear unlikely to face a UEFA charge over chants aimed at Emmanuel Adebayor by their supporters after the incident was not included in the official match reports.
Adebayor hit out at Spurs fans who allegedly hurled racist taunts at him during Real Madrid's 4-0 win over the Premier League side on Tuesday.
Adebayor scored a brace in the Champions League quarter-final clash, taking the former Arsenal striker's tally against Spurs to ten goals in 13 games.
Tottenham fans are reported to have sung "your dad washes elephants, your mother's a whore''. Spurs could have faced a minimum fine of £20,000 if UEFA decide to take action.
But Spurs have strongly denied that there was any racist element, and said in a statement: "The chant referred to has been previously discussed with the Crown Prosecution Service, who do not consider it racist.
"We shall continue to remind our fans that we do not tolerate any form of obscene or abusive chanting.''
Adebayor had said: "Big players better than me have tried to stop that, but it's not easy at all. Racist? We have done everything we can to show the red card to racism. But people are still into it, that's part of life.
"Coming from Africa, I'm just very happy, playing football is like a dream that comes true. And I just want to send a big support to all Africa, with what is happening in Libya and what is happening in the Ivory Coast. I've got a lot of family, a lot of friends.
"Racists are always there and we can't do anything to stop it. Samuel Eto'o and big players have spoken about it better than I do, but it's not stopped them.''
Lord Herman Ouseley, chairman of the anti-racism group Kick It Out offered his support to Adebayor and said: "We have pursued this matter with our partners at the FARE (Football Against Racism Europe) network, and UEFA.
"Racist abuse is not as prevalent as it has been in the past, but there are unhealthy trends, such as immigrant hysteria, creeping back during these austere times.
"Kick It Out, with its partners, the governing bodies, the fans and players, has made a difference and will continue to progress towards achieving fairness in football.
"We would urge Emmanuel not to be defeatist and join us to take action, to beat this scourge and to make the playing and watching environment, and atmosphere, better for everyone.''
On the win over Spurs, Adebayor added: "I didn't know about my record against them and I don't really care. I am very happy when I play against Spurs as I always have a chance to score, so now we have to concentrate on the second game to go through to the semi-finals.
"That was my best game for Real Madrid. Of course, I want to stay here but I just have to keep working hard every day in training. I have two months to go and the club will decide what they want to do. They brought me here to help with the run-in to the end of the season. Today I have done that well.
"But you know in football what you have done is already in the past."