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Meanwhile, in January 2018 Spartak Moscow uploaded a video of black players training outside with the message: 'See how chocolate melts in the sun.' Malcom could be forced out of Zenit St Petersburg just three days after joining the club, after supporters unveiled a racist banner rejecting black players during his debut on Saturday. The 22-year-old joined the Russian side in … Zenit were the only top-flight Russian team without a black player until the summer of 2012 when they signed Brazilian striker Hulk and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel for £64m. The move … The only problem was, with the whole squad in quarantine, the award couldn't be delivered, so the club found a creative way to crown their star player. The section of supporters subsequently released a statement insisting they “are not racist” but that signing a black player “would cause backlash”. The Twitter message was also accompanied by chocolate bar emojis. Malcom sits on the bench ahead of his debut against Krasnodar. It is now being reported by Spanish outlet AS. It read: 'Zenit Football Club are aware a banner was revealed by a small number of individuals that read “Thank you leadership for believing in tradition” and that the meaning of this statement has been misrepresented in various parts of the media, and based on these misrepresentations, incorrect conclusions have been drawn that have no basis in reality.'. It is now being reported by Spanish outlet AS that the club are looking to sell Malcom in January in a bid to appease supporters.

Paul Pogba was racially abused at Zenit's stadium before the World Cup last summer, A video from Spartak Moscow was captioned: 'see how the chocolate melts in the sun' to describe three black players stretching in January 2018. A special message from Malcom #StayHomepic.twitter.com/244bH5EHAY.

On both occasions, the Russian Football Union paid a fine. Sky Sports trigger knee-jerk outrage after asking viewers to rate 'sexiness' of presenters – but are looks really an issue? The 22-year-old, who joined Zenit from Barcelona last week, was targeted by racist abuse after coming on as a substitute against Krasnodar on Saturday with a section of Zenit ultras parading a banner condemning the club for recruiting a black player. UFC boss Dana White named as victim in SEX TAPE extortion case involving Las Vegas stripper, England ace Kyle Walker apologizes after 'hosting lockdown sex party', Easier said than done?

If Malcom's passes were delivered with as much precision, Zenit's number 8 could be in which a chance of winning more awards when the season restarts. Zenit's Krestovsky Stadium was the scene of disgusting racial chants aimed at French duo Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele before the country hosted the World Cup last summer. The Brazilian winger moved to the Russian club from Spanish giants Barcelona for an initial fee of £41million only last week. Brazilian midfielder Malcom has been a revelation for Zenit since joining from Spanish giants Barcelona last year and won the Player of the Month award at the Russian Premier League club for March.

“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. UEFA has branded it 'boring' as it protects Champions League, LaLiga chief Tebas scorned the idea and fans and pundits hate it... so how on earth can £4.6bn European Premier League plans backed by Liverpool and Man United ever hope to get off the ground? The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. “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. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Man SMASHES HIS OWN FACE after attempt to shoot home workout video goes badly wrong (VIDEO). Play it now! The only problem was, with the whole squad in quarantine, the award couldn't be delivered, so the club found a creative way to crown their star player. “Now, black players for Zenit are being forced almost by force, and this causes only backlash. Hudson-Odoi calls for UEFA to take action after England win marred by racist chanting, Racist Zenit St Petersburg fans protest over signing of black player, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. In September 2017, Liverpool team-mate Bobby Adekanye was also racially abused by Spartak fans in another youth game. Let us be what we are.”, Zenit also issued a statement denying that the banner was racist, which read: “Zenit Football Club are aware a banner was revealed by a small number of individuals that read “Thank you leadership for believing in tradition” and that the meaning of this statement has been misrepresented in various parts of the media, and based on these misrepresentations, incorrect conclusions have been drawn that have no basis in reality.”. The Liverpool boss has had a surprising pop at Kop idol Carragher but with no Van Dijk, a defence exposed by Villa and a tricky Champions League group, the pressure is only going to intensify, Frank Lampard confirms Edouard Mendy is Chelsea's No 1 goalkeeper... just weeks after saying he was only there to compete with under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Brazilian winger was subjected to racist abuse during his debut for the Russian side, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. A drone can be seen flying through Malcom's window and landing in his apartment, scaring away the player's pet dog in the process. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira (born 26 February 1997), or simply Malcom (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmawkõ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Brazilian midfielder Malcom has been a revelation for Zenit since joining from Spanish giants Barcelona last year and won the Player of the Month award at the Russian Premier League club for March. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. In January 2018, Spartak Moscow uploaded a video of black players training outside with the message: 'See how chocolate melts in the sun', Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were racially abused while playing for France in a pre-World Cup friendly against Russia in St Petersburg, Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster accused a Spartak Moscow youth player of racially abusing him during a UEFA Youth League match in December 2017, In October 2014, Christopher Samba was racially abused while playing in the Moscow derby, In October 2013, Yaya Toure was the subject of racist abuse from CSKA Moscow fans during a Champions League group game. '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.

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Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The controversial sign, that it is claimed was displayed for around 10 minutes, sarcastically read: 'Thanks to the leadership for loyalty to the traditions'. Read RT Privacy policy to find out more. "Whoa, that's powerful! Gabonese striker has banana hurled at him by Tottenham supporters, Napoli centre-back abused by Inter Milan supporters, Tottenham Ladies player racially abused by former Sheffield United striker Sophie Jones, Chelsea starlet racially abused by Dynamo Kiev supporters, Manchester City star racially abused by supporters in Montenegro, England full-back racially abused by Montenegro supporters, Juventus teenager racially abused by Cagliari supporters, Derby midfielder racially abused by Wigan fan, Wigan player racially abused over social media, Crystal Palace forward racially abused over social media, Full-back racially abused by Manchester United fans on social media after Barcelona defeat, Tiemoue Bakayoko was racially abused during AC Milan’s Coppa Italia clash with Lazio, Malcom was racially abused during his debut for Zenit St. Petersburg, Tammy Abraham missed the crucial penalty as Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup, which sparked racial abuse from Twitter trolls online, Paul Pogba was sent racial abuse on Twitter after missing a penalty for Man United in the 1-1 draw at Wolves, Roma's Juan Jesus was abused over social media, The Shakhtar star was abused by Dynamo Kiev fans and was then sent off after making a gesture in retaliation and kicking the ball in their direction, Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off after being racially abused by Verona supporters, Romelu Lukaku accused Cagliari's supporters of racist abuse, Corriere dello Sport sparked outrage by calling Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling's first meeting against each other since both left Manchester United as "Black Friday", A Manchester City fan allegedly aimed a racial gesture at Manchester United players.

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