This incident happened in a match between Roberto Carlos’s side Anzhi Makachkala and Samara. This is what Peter Odemwingie was talking about – this thick vein of ugly racism that crops up when playing in the Russian leagues. You can see a visibly upset Roberto Carlos exiting the match.
Can we say denial and that too by the head of Russia’s World cup bid to what happened to Odemwingie. Head in the sand is a perfect summation.