FA puts racism complaint to Uefa
Spain U21 1-0 England U21
The Football Association has lodged a written complaint with Uefa over racist abuse aimed at England Under-21 players during Tuesday's 1-0 defeat in Spain.
Strikers Carlton Cole and Darren Bent were subjected to monkey chants during the first half, with Glen Johnson later receiving the same treatment.
"I thought I heard something in the first half - it was disappointing," said U21s manager Peter Taylor.
"It happened when Carlton was running through towards the Spanish goal."
The actions of the fans could not have been more ill-timed after the controversy surrounding senior Spanish coach Luis Aragones.
He allegedly made racist remarks in October about Thierry Henry ahead of Spain's game with France.
Aragones claimed he was trying to motivate Henry's Arsenal team-mate Jose Reyes in training.
He has not made a personal apology to Henry, although the Spanish Football Federation apologised formally to Arsenal.
"I can't say if it's a reply to what I could have said or not but, in my opinion, racism is a question of conscience and I have my conscience clear," Aragones added.
England players wore 'Kick Racism Out of Football' T-shirts at Tuesday's training session, ahead of Wednesday's senior international with the Spanish in Madrid.
Meanwhile, organisers of the London 2012 Olympic bid are unhappy over plans to promote Madrid's rival campaign during the game.
Assurances were given that the Bernabeu stadium would not be used to promote the Spanish capital's bid.
But the Madrid campaign has now bought pitchside advertising space.
London 2012 communications director Mike Lee said: "In our view, it may be within the letter of the rules but not the spirit."
nice action by the English senior team