Dynamo fans fire paintballs at players

Dynamo fans fire paintballs at players

MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Dynamo Moscow vowed tough action against club fans who shot at players with paintball guns during a training session on Oct. 19 to protest at the side’s worst-ever start to the season.

“We’re set to use all the resouces 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.”

Midfielder Alan Gatagov earlier said a group of fans dressed in camouflage gear arrived at the club’s training ground and unleashed a barrage of paintballs at the players and club staff.

They also threw flyers onto the pitch, some threatening the club’s foreign players, demanding better performances “I just can’t find the right words,” the 21-year-old was quoted as saying by the R-Sport news agency.

“What are we supposed to do now? Should each of us hire a personal bodyguard “I was hit in the back of the head when they shot at us. Lots of players were also hit.”

Dynamo Moscow, currently fourth bottom of the Russian Premier League with just nine points from 11 games, has never been relegated from the top flight but has got off to a woeful start to the season.

The team is 17 points behind league leaders Anzhi Makhachkala and have been beaten eight times.

Earlier this year Dynamo fans fired flares and scrawled graffiti in the street outside the training ground, urging the players to stop humiliating the famouis Dynamo name.