Dynamo Kiev Considering Segregating Black Fans From Other Supporters To Alleviate Racism Fears

A stadium chief at the club has said a ‘black sector’ could help after four black men were attacked in the ground last week

Dynamo Kiev are considering segregating black fans from other supporters in their stadium to minimise the risk of racism in the ground.Four black men were attacked in the home section during last week’s Champions League draw with Chelsea.UEFA are yet to decide on what disciplinary sanctions they will hand to the club after the shocking footage emerged.Volodimir Spilchenko, director of the stadium, has revealed a ‘black sector’ is one way in which Dynamo are considering trying to combat the problem.”We are trying, maybe, to make a special sector (for black fans),” Spilchenko said. “In order to avoid the manifestation of racism.

A journalist suggested the idea, to which Spilchenko replied: “We’ll probably listen to your offer.”The appalling video shows a group of men spotting the black supporters, before chasing them in a targeted attack.Dynamo have previously had to close part of their stadium after racist behavior from their supporters towards Everton players in the Europa League.However, Ukraine Football Federation vice-president Ohor Kochetov denies there is a racism problem at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium and even questioned the black people who were attacked. Kochetov told the Ukrainian news portal Vesti: “[The presence of the black fans] in the sector that is always occupied by the ‘Rodychi’ ultras is highly surprising to everyone.”People of that category (black people) have never been there. Initial information indicates that these people were without tickets and were holding flares.”Maybe this was a specially planned provocation. These are all questions that require answers.”

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