Monday, September 16, 2013
Chechen Soccer Team Demand Flag Burners Be Punished
Russian football team Terek Grozny have appealed to the country's FA to punish Zenit St. Petersburg fans who reportedly set fire to the Chechen flag during this weekend's Premier League match in the northern city. The incident occurred during the second half of Saturday's game, which finished 2-0 to Zenit, according to a statement on Terek's website. "Today we have officially appealed to all Russian football structures with a request to investigate this incident, find and punish the culprits," the statement said. "It's not particularly difficult. Their faces are clearly visibly on photo and videos. We also expect an apology from Zenit football club," it added. The Russian Premier League's executive director Sergei Cheban said police were investigating and blamed the incident on "two hooligans" as opposed to "Zenit fans" as a group.