The fan groups statement, We're not racist, we just don't welcome black people. Lunatics.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/s...leave-Zenit-just-THREE-DAYS-racist-abuse.html
Terrible from the Russians but I mean seriously; why did you even consider it in the first place?
It read: 'We are not racist and for us the absence of black players is just an important tradition, emphasising the identity of the club and nothing more.
'We, as the northernmost club of the major European cities, have never been mentally connected with Africa, however, as with South America or Australia or Oceania.
'We have absolutely nothing against the inhabitants of these or any other continents, but at the same time we want players who are close in spirit to speak for Zenit.
'Now, black players for Zenit are being forced almost by force, and this causes only backlash. Let us be what we are.'