Torpedo Moscow could be punished again for fans' racist behaviour
Torpedo Moscow may be punished for the second time in three months for “racist behaviour” by their supporters.
Some fans were heard making racist taunts in the 2-1 home win over Rostov in the Russian Premier League on Saturday, according to the Sport Express newspaper.
“We are looking into claims Torpedo fans were heard making monkey chants which were supposedly addressed at Rostov’s dark-skinned players,” the head of the Russian Football Union’s disciplinary committee, Artur Grigoryants, said.
“These facts have yet to be confirmed in either the match delegate’s or the match inspector’s reports. We will be speaking to representatives of the clubs and studying video footage.“
Torpedo, who are third from bottom, were also ordered in September to close part of their stadium after racist chants were directed at the Dynamo Moscow defender Chris Samba.
Rostov, who are second from bottom, were without their coach Igor Gamula on Saturday. He was banned this month for five league matches after making racist comments to a journalist.
From The Guardian