Anzhi: a banana was thrown at Samba from the VIP box of Lokomotiv stadium
Anzhi Makhachkala press-office officially confirmed the reports of racial abuse directed the Congolese defender Christopher Samba during their 1-0 defeat at Lokomotiv.
According to the club’s statement, a banana was thrown from the stands of the Cherkizovo arena at the former Blackburn defender.
«We are deeply saddened by idiotic incident, which happened after last night’s match against Lokomotiv in Moscow. We hope that the appropriate action will be taken to find the perpetrators and give them the appropriate penalty.»
Earlier the Anzhi press-officer Alexander Udaltsov stated that the fruit was thrown onto the pitch from the VIP box and the player picked it up and lobbed it back, which, according to Udaltsov, «was the adequate thing to do».