Russian football racism row 俄足坛种族歧视风波

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在俄羅斯足球界,因剛果國腳薩姆巴被人扔了一根香蕉而引起了一場種族歧視的風波。該事件是在一場足球比賽結束時發生的。目前參賽的兩個足球俱樂部相互指控是對方球迷的舉動。請聽BBC記者Alex Capstick 發回的報道:

Christopher Samba signed for Anzhi Makhachkala last month from the English Premier side Blackburn Rovers. A banana landed at his feet after the match against Locomotive Moscow. The player tossed it back into the crowd, for which it's been suggested he could face disciplinary action.

Meanwhile senior officials from the Moscow club have concluded that it was the visiting fans who were responsible for the incident. Anzhi responded by threatening legal action unless the allegations could be substantiated.

Locomotive fans have been seen racially abusing a player before. In 2010, they unveiled a banner displaying a banana, saying: "Thanks West Brom", after the English side had signed the Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie from the club.

Domestic football in Russia has a reputation for racism. Shortly before the country won the right to stage the 2018 World Cup the Football Union said it was committed to tackling the issue.