Dymano Moscow has announced that it will crack down and find and punish the fans who shot paintballs at the Dynamo Moscow soccer team on Friday.
The team was at their practicing ground on Friday when a group of fans dressed in camouflage and shot off a barrage of paintballs at the players and staff. The group also threw flyers onto the pitch asking the team for better performances in protest of Dynamo Moscow's worst start to a season ever. The fliers even threatened some of the team's foreign players, saying, "This is the final warning. We're not going to support these losers any more." The flier showed pictures of four foreign players.
"We're set to use all the resources we have at our disposal to discover those responsible and bring them to court," the club said on its official website. "We are also set to make the names of those responsible public."
Dynamo Moscow midfielder Alan Gatagov has said that the entire ordeal has shaken players up.
"I was hit in the back of the head when they shot at us. Lots of players were also hit. I just can't find the right words. What are we supposed to do now? Should each of us hire a personal bodyguard?" Gatagov said.
This is not the first time that Dynamo fans have protested the team's poor play. Just last month, fans met players at the training ground and had a "frank chat". Video images showed the players with frightened faces as they were surrounded by fans barraging them with complaints.
Dynamo Moscow is Russia's oldest soccer team and has never been relegated, but they are in serious danger after seven of eight to start the season and sit in 13th place.