West Brom striker Odemwingie unhappy over Russian fans' racist banner
West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie has attacked bigoted supporters from his former club in Russia over seemingly racist banners aimed at him last weekend.
Lokomotiv Moscow fans were seen to celebrate the sale of the Nigeria striker, who marked his debut with West Brom against Sunderland with an 81st-minute goal, with banners including one featuring a picture of a banana.
One read: “Thanks West Brom”. “It’s a minority group but it’s really sad – I have a good relationship with the club but this is a disgrace,” said the 29 year-old.
“Some fans treated me well at the club – only a group of supporters have shown how narrow minded they are to the world. Black players feel the open racism there.
“Sadly, it’s a picture of a minority group in Russia – it really makes you feel sick, but that is what it is.”
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) promised to write a protest letter to Fifa calling for disciplinary action to be taken following the incident.
From the Daily Telegraph