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Spartak Moscow condemned by anti-racism groups after offensive tweet

Spartak Moscow condemned by anti-racism groups after offensive tweet
From ESPN - January 13, 2018

Spartak Moscow have been condemned after an offensive social media message was posted on the club's official Twitter account.

The Russian side tweeted a video of black players training in the sun with the caption translating as: "See how the chocolate melt in the sun."

Piara Powar, chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare,told BBC Sport: "Racism is one of the biggest issues Russia faces in the year they host the World Cup. References like this show how some minorities are seen by some in the country.

"For Russia's biggest club to tolerate and then celebrate racist references of this kind is wrong.

"They were sanctionedfor Islamophobic chantingrecently but clearly the message has not reached the players or the club management."

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