General Director of “Spartacus” Thomas Zorn explained why the club appealed to the Prosecutor with a complaint against well-known fan of CSKA Andrey Malosolov.
Malosolov during a match between “Spartakom” and CSKA at a pre-season in Austria after a skirmish striker Luiz Adriano, the players of CSKA called the player a “monkey”, noting that that had to be removed from the field.
“As CEO, I can say that the club has to protect our players. We supported Luiz Adriano in this way. The rest will solve court, — quotes the words of Zorn “championship”. In my opinion, is racism. In this case, a lot of people read this tweet. Malosolov media man. When such manifestations are distributed in the public opinion, it’s wrong.”
Lawyer Malosolov – Ivan Mironov explained to RIA Novosti that the Prosecutor asked the representatives of “Spartak”, then an administrative case was initiated. The lawyer said he did not agree with the conclusions of the experts who found the tweet and humiliation of human dignity on grounds of race. He fears that if the court agrees with the arguments of the prosecution, it would jeopardize traditional nicknames that fans give each other “horses”, “meat,” and will lead to silence in the stands.
Luiz Adriano played in the “red-whites” from the beginning of 2017. Since then he has played for the Russian team 79 matches and scored 25 goals, became the champion and Cup of Russia. Adriano moved to Brazilian club Palmeiras in the end of July 2019 by signing a four-year contract.