Shakhtar said Taison was in tears after the alleged abuse

Brazilian midfielder Taison was sent off after he reacted to alleged racist abuse during Shakhtar Donetsk’s 1-0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv.

Taison, 31, made a gesture towards the Dynamo fans and kicked the ball at them before the referee took the players off the pitch in the 77th minute.

When they returned five minutes later, Taison was shown a red card.

Shakhtar said both Taison and fellow Brazilian Dentinho were targeted and the Dynamo fans were warned twice.

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