Russian Fan Throws Live Rooster At Manager In Second Division Game
Remember when a bear literally handed over the ball to the referee before clapping to the crowd during a Russian Third Divison game between FC Angusht Nazran and Mashuk-KMV? Well, another truly bizarre incident has cropped up in the country.
A fan of Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, who are currently in the Russian Second Division, has reportedly risked 15 days in jail because he was fed up of his own club manager after they have recorded just two wins in their last 10 games.
The footage below shows the moment when a fan walks down to the front of the stand and hurls the distressed Rooster at manager coach Alexander Grigoryana.
Fans were then heard chanting ""Grigoryan is a Rooster," according to APnews - a term that is allegedly used as a traitor in this instance.
Luch-Energiya Vladivostok were actually winning 1-0 when the bird was thrown but went on the lose 3-1 as their bad form continues.
Surely throwing a Rooster isn't going to help proceedings?
More on the rooster-throwing protest by fans from Russian team Luch-Energiya at weekend:- Liam Tyler (@tyler_lj) April 16, 2018
Fan bought rooster for 500 roubles (£7), smuggled it into stadium under jacket
'The rooster was adequate, not like Grigoryan (the manager)'
'No idea what happened to it after the game' https://t.co/DAht14R15O
In months gone by Russian sport has faced questions about doping, whilst there are worries that fans and players alike could be under threat of homophobia and racism in the country.
Not to mention the hooligan attacks from France two summers ago, which will add further worry to this summer's tournament.
And now there's one more thing to add to the list of things that we don't want to see at the World Cup, actual bears performing tricks.
During a Russian third division game at the weekend between FC Angusht Nazran and Mashuk-KMV a bear handed over the ball to a referee before clapping to the crowd.
You can't for one minute expect that the bear was too excited to be doing this before he was taught to do it, probably not in the friendliest of environments for that matter.
At very least this is a pretty cruel circus act but at worse there's going to be some rather dark animal cruelty at play here.
It's not actually likely that the bear will be at the World Cup, although according to Four Four Two the stadium announcer did joke that he would be opening the competition.
The trained bear presenting the match ball before a Russian 3rd tier game between Mashuk and Angusht is 'Tima the Bear', who is something of a celebrity in Russia. Sad. What's sadder is some Russian press find such things funny. pic.twitter.com/JF1ojfVEKT- Danny Armstrong (@DannyWArmstrong) April 16, 2018
This needs to stop.