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Manchester City traveled to Russia today to take on CSKA Moscow in a Champions League match, and the two sides are currently playing in an entirely empty stadium because CSKA fans were banned from attending for being racist all the time.

The ban didn't prevent a lot of fans from gathering outside the stadium, though, and at the start of the match they were loud enough to be picked up by the mics inside. There's something undeniably weird about the usual chants and cheers that come through on a soccer broadcast reverberating through a sea of empty seats. It's like they are playing in front of ghosts! Racist ghosts.


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