Pavel Mamayev, 24, a midfielder for CSKA Moscow, and Alexander Kokorin, 21, a striker from FC Dynamo Moscow have sent homophobic Russians into a frenzy after a series of ‘gay’ holiday pictures have emerged and are being accused of being gay.
On VK, an Eastern-European social network similar to Facebook, Kokorin posted one of the pictures, saying ‘I love him’.
Other snaps include the two hugging, sharing dinner, going to a basketball game, and having a bath together.
Publishing the manifesto on their website, they said: ‘We are not racists, but the absence of black or gay players in the Zenith lineup is an important tradition that underlines the identity of the club, and nothing more.’
FUCK Zenith Football Club and FUCK the Russian homophobe bigots.
Good on you boys – you look beautiful together and keep the faith and the courage up and OUT.