Spartak Moscow received a partial ban after fans hurled abuse at Nuno Roch. AFP / STR
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Russian football's anti-racism chief wants the World Cup hosts to start using fan identification cards at league matches to combat monkey chants.The incidents have blighted some of the biggest games played in Russia and aired live on national TV.Anti-discrimination inspector Alexei Smertin said Monday the same fan ID cards being used at World Cup matches should be applied to domestic Russian games.Russia first tried out the system with FIFA's approval at last year's Confederations Cup.Each fan getting World Cup tickets must also apply for a special ID card with the Russian authorities.Smertin said the system would enable the Russian football federation to start zeroing in on specific offenders instead of issuing blanket penalties to teams.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE