The midfielder offered an encouraging sign on Tuesday as he contributed a goal and an assist for France in a 3-1 friendly win against Russian Federation, having scored a sublime free-kick and slipped through Kylian Mbappe for one of his two goals.
"If photographers heard it pitchside, then there must have been stewards and other officials who also heard it".
Of course any sanctions won't mean that Russian Federation is any danger of losing the World Cup despite the fact that it goes against all the Kick Racism Out of Football campaigns and all the other good done in the sport.
Russian Federation selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
Zenit St. Petersburg have twice faced UEFA charges for racism by fans in Europa League games. "But that was a little less the case in the second period".
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has insisted the recent problems between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and the club star midfielder Paul Pogba are actually a sign of how highly the Portuguese coach rates the player.
The United ace lifted up his shirt to reveal a message in French, which translates to: "Happy Birthday, Dad".
"I found him involved - perhaps less effective at times in defensive phases, but he was involved", Deschamps told reporters.
"Apart from the free kick, he showed creativity and quality of pass, he has that in his locker".
Although Russia put in an improved display from Friday's 3-0 loss to Brazil, Stanislav Cherchesov's side are now winless in five matches.