Apr 8, 2009
Today, the general director of Spartak Nalchik lodged an official complaint with the Russian authorities about a lewd sign held up at last Sunday's "football" match which suggested that the players were "sheep-lovers" ...but not in that sheperding kind of way. This infuriating one-word message of seven Cyrillic letters was held up by a group of fans (of Spartak Moscow), one of whom is now in custody. Use of "mat" or obscene language is prohibited by Russian law. Not that we would know it based on past cases brought forth on such charges, of which there are very few. I wonder if Spartak Nalchik would have been less angry if they hadn't lost that game?