Zenit St Petersberg fans raised a racist banner against ex-Barcelona midfielder Malcom.
Russian football club Zenit St Petersberg fans protested against the Brazilian footballer Malcom who has recently signed by Zenit St Petersberg.
Zenit St Petersberg fans raised a racist banner during a match between Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League.
Malcom who recently joined Russian football club Zenit St Petersberg in £36 million after a decent year with FC Barcelona.
The 22-year-old Brazilian played only 15 games for Barcelona in La Liga and scored only one goal. A lengthy banner has been posted by fans and is titled, ‘Zenit and black players’.
The ex-Barcelona midfielder Malcom is black and his signing broke a long-held tradition within the club to not sign the black players.
This is not the first time, when Russian fans protested against the football player. When Brazilian forward Hulk played for Zenit, he said he encountered racism in every game he played. When Nigerian striker Osaze Odemwingie left Lokomotiv Moscow to go to West Brom, the fans put up a banner that said “Thanks West Brom” and included the image of a banana.