Four Euro 2012 stewards were attacked and beaten up by Russian fans after the Czech Republic match.
Some way of celebrating their victory. One doesn’t want to know how they would have reacted if Russia had lost. In the same match, some fans were heard racially abusing Theodor Gebre Selassie, the Czech right back, who is half Ethiopian in origin.
Russia’s Sports Minister denied these racism allegations saying fans were booing those who did not join the Mexican wave. No, he wasn’t being ironical. By the way, this head in the sand attitude by Russian authorities towards racism in their country is nothing new. Their cynicism is sure to make the 2018 World Cup, the grand daddy of racism. Every neo- Nazi group will be allowed to operate with impunity.