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West Brom to counter Russian racism toward striker

West Brom to counter Russian racism toward striker

West Bromwich Albion fans will unfurl a banner for striker Peter Odemwingie to counter an apparently racist one displayed at the Nigerian forward's former club Lokomotiv Moscow.
Pictures were published last month of Russian fans displaying a banner emblazoned with "Thanks West Brom" with a picture of a banana, after the black player left the club.
Danny Lynch from anti-racism group Kick It Out says that "the banner was overtly racist."
West Brom's banner, created with Kick It Out, reads "Thanks Lokomotiv" and is accompanied by a picture of Odemwingie celebrating his winner on his debut against Sunderland last month.
The banner will appear at Saturday's Premier League match against Tottenham.
West Brom fan Martin Greenwood, who orchestrated the response, says the Russian fans were displaying "the sort of messages hurled towards black players over here in the '70s."


Updated : 2020-12-01 16:58 GMT+08:00