Spartak Moscow accused of racism against their own player after ‘see how chocolate melts in the sun’ tweet

Jack Austin
The Independent
@fcsm_official / Twitter
@fcsm_official / Twitter

Russian club Spartak Moscow have landed themselves in the middle of a racism storm after they posted a video of some black members of their squad training in the sunshine with the caption “see how chocolate melts in the sun”.

The tweet was posted on Saturday morning at 9.16am from the club’s official and verified Twitter account.

Spartak were immediately condemned on social media and urged to delete the tweet and apologise for what was described as Twitter users as an outright racist comment.

(Twitter (@fcsm_official))
(Twitter (@fcsm_official))

It is also the second time Spartak have been involved in a racism scandal after Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster was subjected to racist attacks while playing there in a Uefa Youth League match in December.

This social media post from the official account of Spartak Moscow only continues to highlight the prejudices towards black people in Russia.

It is a reminder, that along with the whole of football, there is significant work to do to eradicate racism of all forms from the sport.

— Kick It Out (@kickitout) January 13, 2018

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