Spartak Moscow fined for racist fans31 August 2007

As has been reported by various newspapers, Spartak Moscow have been fined 50,000 rubles (14,000 euros) by the Football Union of Russia. At a game on 11 August Spartak fans hung up a banner directed against Suarez Velliton, one of their own players. “Go home, you monkey”, was the message. According to media reports the association also instructed the club to tighten up its controls in future to ensure nothing similar can happen again.