London - The Football Association Thursday asked FIFA to investigate allegations that England forward Emile Heskey was racially abused by home fans during his side's 4-1 victory over Croatia in Zagreb.
It was widely reported in the British press that a small section of fans had made monkey chants at Heskey after he was booked in the second half.
Heskey described the chants as being made by "ignorant people".
A spokesman for the FA said: "We can confirm that we will be making a report to FIFA about the racist chanting aimed at Emile Heskey by some Croatia fans during the World Cup qualifying game in Zagreb.
"It is unacceptable for anyone to be subjected to racial abuse and we will be asking FIFA to investigate this.
"The FA and the England team are determined to do all they can to eradicate any form of racism from football and society."
Croatia were fined during the Euro 2008 qualifiers for racist chanting at a game in Zagreb against Turkey. (dpa)
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