CSKA to take on Rostov at partially closed venue
Russia`s football Union (RFU) disciplinary board announced Wednesday their verdict to close sections of the of Khimki Arena for CSKA Moscow`s Premier League home match with Rostov.
The decision came as a punishment for the Red Army side fans` unruly behavoir during CSKA home match with Anzhi Makhachkala earlier this month.
The club will also pay a fine of 510,000 rubles ($8,129, 7,499 euros).
On Sunday Anzhi expressed concern over CSKA fans` behaviour and called on the RFU and police to investigate the incident at the match.
"In case the fans` aggression remains unpunished it inevitably raises the number of such outbreaks," a statement on Anzhi`s official website announced.
"It turns professional football in our country into a show with a very shady reputation."
After that the head of the RFU disciplinary panel Artur Grigoryants said that they`ve received the report of the match delegate, which contained the information about the insulting and obscene chants of CSKA fans addressed to the visiting side`s supporters.
Grigoryants also said his panel would investigate the reports that Moscow supporters displayed an insulting banner.
"The match delegate report gave us a clear view of the situation. And we`re set to give a proper assessment to CSKA fans activity."