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  Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 23:18 GMT 00:18 UK
Henry subjected to racist barrage
Thierry Henry celebrates scoring for Arsenal
Henry (left) scored twice for Arsenal in Eindhoven
Thierry Henry revealed he was the target of racial abuse and missiles from PSV Eindhoven supporters during Arsenal's 4-0 win in Holland.

And referee Lubos Michel was seen collecting objects from the pitch that had apparently been aimed at Henry as he prepared to take a corner.

PSV Eindhoven are now likely to face a Uefa investigation into the incidents as European football's governing body tries to come to terms with the problem.


It's up to Uefa to react and we have full confidence in them to do that
Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager

Liverpool's Emile Heskey was subjected to racial abuse during his team's Champions League match at Valencia last Tuesday.

And Fulham duo Rufus Brevett and Steve Marlet experienced similar problems during their team's recent Uefa Cup tie against Hadjuk Split.

"They were throwing coins, lighters and other stuff," said Henry, who scored twice in his team's victory.

"I don't know if you heard what they were saying or saw what they were doing.

"I don't want to talk about it because I just want to talk about football - but it's a bit of a shame. I have two ears but you did not see me shout back.

"The referee was doing his business, I was just waiting to take the corners. If Uefa do their business, they will do their business."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also feels Uefa must take action.

"It was terrible and should be banned. I think Uefa will react," said the Gunners boss.

"We did not feel under threat but in every crowd there are always some crazy people.

"It's up to Uefa to react and we have full confidence in them to do that."

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