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Ghanaian Footballer Suffers Racist Attack In Russia

Posted: Jul 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong was sent off playing for Russian side, FC Ufa, after he gestured to the crowd with his middle finger in response to alleged monkey chants.

The midfielder, 23, was playing away to Spartak Moscow in the opening game of the Russian Premier League season.

“When the match was stopped, the fans started shouting ‘monkey’ at me,” said Ghana’s Frimpong after the 2-2 draw.

“I just did not keep my cool, I showed my emotions and it was my mistake.”

Frimpong was shown the red card after half an hour of the game in Moscow, with the score at 1-1.

He wrote on Twitter after the match: “A human being shouldn’t be racially abused for the game that I love. I’m going to serve a sentence for being abused.”

Ufa General Director, Shamil Gazizov, said that his club would not be calling for Spartak to be punished, describing it as an “unfortunate incident”.

“There were people who could have shouted things. These are emotions which go away after the game. We are partners with the red and whites and are on good terms,” he said.