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FOOTBALL: Uefa launch probe into Henry racist abuse.

UEFA were today set to launch an investigation into the racial abuse and missiles directed at Thierry Henry during Arsenal's Champions League victory at PSV Eindhoven.

The Dutch club are facing an inquiry after the Arsenal striker was subjected to appalling treatment on at least two occasions during the Gunners' 4- 0 win in the Philips Stadion.

UEFA are already investigating similar allegations against Hajduk Split during Fulham's UEFA Cup first round tie there last week.

In the wake of last night's unseemly incidents, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "That sort of behaviour is terrible and it should be banned. I think that UEFA will react.

"We did not feel under threat but there are always some crazy people in every crowd. It's up to UEFA to react and we have full confidence in them to do that."

Referee Lubos Michel was seen to pick up various objects thrown onto the pitch during the second-half..

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