Poland say England lodged ‘untrue’ complaint Kyle Walker was racially abused

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  • Poland say defender Kamil Glik accused of racism by England
  • Spokesperson for Poland says ‘we deny any wrongdoing’

England have lodged a complaint that Kyle Walker was racially abused by Kamil Glik, according to Poland’s Football Association. The flashpoint came at the end of the first half of the stormy 1-1 World Cup qualifier in Warsaw on Wednesday. Poland have hotly denied the allegation.

The players of both teams came together after England had defended a free-kick just before half-time with Harry Maguire incandescent after taking exception to something that happened. The England defender had to be held back by teammates. Television footage showed Glik pinching Walker on the neck. Glik and Maguire were booked.

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