cist Russia? All the very best. Strong stuff, but ask Peter Odemwingie how he feels
about Russia putting on
a party mean新王中王开奖结果查询 t to unite fans from every nation. He is th
e Nigeria striker who was targeted by racist taunts when he played for Lokomotiv Moscow. When he
left for West Brom, L
okomotiv fans unfurled a banner wi
th a banana on
it saying: “Thanks West Brom.
” I wonder what Man City striker Jo thinks about a World Cup in Russia? Jo suffered horrendous abuse in Moscow when he played for Loko
motiv’s rivals CSKA. And what of former Zenit
boss Dick Advocaat, who said in 2008: “The fans don’t like black players.” The head of Russi
a’s 2018 bid, Alexei Sorokin, denies there is a problem. This is him explaining the Odemwingie incident: “There is nothing racial in it.. In Russia ‘to get a banana’ means ‘to fail a test somewhere’.” So how come Spartak Moscow were fined 13,000 in 2007 over a “Monkey go home” banner aimed at Brazilian striker Welliton? Football Against Racism in Europe is working to change attitudes in Poland and Ukraine ahead of Euro 2012. FARE now have a much bigger job on their hands. I’d love to say I am optimistic about their chances. Sadly, that is just not the case.