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Hardcore fans urge Russian Cup final boycott over ID measures

Added 05-16-22 09:37:03am EST - “Some Spartak Moscow fans say they will miss their team's Russian Cup final against Dynamo Moscow over plans to introduce a FAN ID system” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Hardcore fans urge Russian Cup final boycott over ID measures”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Spartak Moscow fans have called on fellow supporters to boycott the Russian Cup final later this month in a continued protest against government plans to introduce a FAN ID system.

Spartak played out a draw with Russian Premier League champions Zenit St. Petersburg Moscow on Sunday, with an entire section of the Otkritie Bank Arena empty as the club’s ‘Ultras’ opted to stay away in opposition to the measures.

Ahead of the Russian Cup final against cross-city rivals Dynamo Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium on May 29, hardcore Spartak supporters said they would not relent in their protest despite the magnitude of the game.

“Friends, Spartak reached the final of the Russian Cup for the first time since 2006. And this is really a joyous event! I hope we will celebrate the victory of our team on May 29 in the oldest derby in Moscow,” read a message from key Ultras figure Mikhail Divinsky on Russian social media network VKontakte.

“But now I want to touch on an equally important topic – the boycott of the main matches in connection with the imminent introduction of Fan ID. I read comments in which many call to abandon our decision and go to the Luzhniki Stadium.

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