Dnipro 1-1 Aberdeen, Uefa Cup: but did Dnipro fans have a blatantly racist banner?


5th, October 2007


Take a look at this picture of Dnipro supporters, snapped off the telly by an eagle-eyed fan. What the hell is going on with that banner? If that’s not racist, I don’t know what is! Or am I imagining the ‘Klansman-chasing-black guy’ theme of the banner?
By the way, congrats to Aberdeen, who continued the good form of Scottish clubs in Europe by beating Dnipro – justice! A 1-1 draw in the Ukraine last night was enough to see them through to the next round. But Uefa should investigate the banner further. If anyone can translate the wording on the banner, that might clear things up.

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  1. scottgmccarthy@gmail.com' Scott says:

    Yeah, I saw that last night too, along with the Nazi salutes they were throwing out too!

  2. Chringle says:

    It’s not like the eastern europeans to be rascist.

  3. Rich says:

    such effortless sarcasm Chringle :)
    something gives me the feeling that the guy that felled Dida will get more punishment than Dnipro though :(

  4. dp says:

    Can we find someone who speaks Ukrainian to translate this? Can’t find out anything online…it doesn’t look good regardless…

  5. bsbritz@yahoo.com' ben says:

    according to a ukrainian friend, it says “we play with white”, like in chess

  6. kj.joseph@gmail.com' kj says:

    Babelfish returns “we play white.”
    A Google search doesn’t give a lot of contest, aside from another banner, this time from Spartak Moscow supporters:

  7. kj.joseph@gmail.com' kj says:

    Er, make that “context” up there.

  8. pusich@gmail.com' Scott Pusich says:

    The answers already in pretty much sum it up: “we play with white” (the unspoken word after that being “players”).
    I always thought the former Soviet republics (except the Baltics) and much of Eastern Europe were about 50 years behind Western Europe economically. Crap like this confirms that they’re about 50 years behind in civil rights as well.
    UEFA ban forthcoming… for next year, since they’ve been knocked out already.