Russian club Spartak Moscow condemned over 'racist' tweet

Russian club Spartak Moscow condemned over 'racist' tweet

Russian club Spartak Moscow condemned over 'racist' tweet

The Russian outfit were undergoing a warm-weather training camp in the United Arab Emirates, and uploaded the video to their official Twitter account showing squad members Luiz Adriano, Pedro Rocha and Fernando performing their warm-ups in the searing heat.

Spartak Moscow are embroiled in a fresh racism row after sending a tweet about three black players.

Spartak are now in the UAE for a warm-weather training camp during the Russian Premier League's winter break.

Spartak Moscow could be in trouble with UEFA after a twitter post from their official account referred to their own black players as 'chocolates'.

"It is a reminder that, along with the whole of football, there is significant work to do to eradicate racism of all forms from the sport".

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Russian Federation has pledged to crack down on racism as the country faces increased scrutiny ahead of this year's 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", said Piara Powar, the head of European anti-discrimination organisation Fare network, in comments carried by the BBC.

A tweet by Spartak Moscow on Saturday.

It is not the first time this season Spartak have found themselves at the centre of racism claims.

Liverpool made a formal complaint to UEFA after Brewster accused Spartak defender Leonid Mironov of abusing him during the meeting between the club's Under-19 sides.

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