By Chris Wright
In which Spartak Moscow forward Emmanuel Emenike receives a straight red card after celebrating his goal in Spartak’s 3-2 win over Zenit St Petersburg yesterday in front of his own fans with an ‘arm tapping’ celebration…
Eh? Are we missing something here? Is that gesture morbidly offensive in Russia?
Apparently the referee has since indicated that he interpreted Emenike’s arm-tap as an abusive ‘up yours’ gesture directed toward the Zenit bench.
Spartak have, unsurprisingly, vowed to appeal the decision.
(Via Pies’ favourite footballing Russophile @jamesappell)