15 October 2010, 21:00

Spartak fans against RFU's refusal to toughen punishment to Anzhi

The most well-known association of Moscow Spartak fans "Fratria" decided to break all relations with all official football organizations in Russia. One of the main reasons was the refusal of the Control and Disciplinary Committee (CDC) of the Russian Football Union (RFU) to disqualify the stadium in Makhachkala.

Let us remind you that on October 3, during the Anzhi-Spartak match in Makhachkala, several Anzhi fans tried to unfold a banner saying: "Hitler kaput; his grandchildren will follow him". Then, a fight burst out of Spartak fans with the militia; after the match hooligans stoned the bus with Spartak players; and later a bus with Moscow fans was shelled by unidentified persons. As a result of the incident, the RFU decided to fine Anzhi Football Club by 1.06 million roubles.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Gadji Gadjiev, head coach of Anzhi, stood up for the football fans of his team who unfolded the scandalous banner. In their turn, the top managers of Spartak called the demonstration of the banner "a caddish escapade" and decided to go to court to defend their honour and dignity after appearance of the banner at the Makhachkala stadium.

Moscow fans also sent a letter to the RFU and the Russian Football Premier League, demanding to deprive Anzhi of the right to host home matches at the stadium in Makhachkala till the end of the season. Dagestani fans, in their turn, are gathering photo and video materials, intending to prove that Spartak fans are promoting fascism during matches; and that is they who rioted at the stadium in Makhachkala.

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