During the second round match of the group stage of the Champions League between “Rostov” and the Dutch PSV (2:2) in Rostov-on-don, which became the owners of the arena’s first home meeting in the main stage of the European Cup, on the field of stadium “the Olympus-2″ was thrown a banana.
Tropical fruit that bears in football, the obvious racist overtones, is clearly visible on the green lawn near the boundaries of the penalty area in the 23rd minute video. While it is not known whether the incident is listed by the referee in the match report.
The Union of European football associations (UEFA) has recently punished the Rostov club for racist behaviour of fans during the second leg match of the qualification round of the playoffs of the Champions League with the Dutch “Ajax” (4:1), which was held in Rostov-on-don on August 24. The club has been obliged to partially close the East tribune of stadium “the Olympus-2″ just in time for the match with PSV.
“This is all very bad for us recently was the speech for the abolition of the anti-racism Committee in FIFA. It was said that it is a disgrace to do that on the eve of the world Cup in Russia, which is known to be not infallible in this sense. This banana will cost us dearly. World Cup will not touch it, of course, but given our negative past, of course, all this could not be worse,” said “R-Sport” honorary President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vyacheslav Koloskov.
“This is unacceptable, absolutely. You need to find the person who did it and punish very severely. This is unacceptable in any time, especially in these. “Rostov” could face a match without spectators,” – said the Agency interlocutor.