Russian football fans have a pretty awful reputation, with many associating them with violence – as witnessed at Euro 2016.
However, it is wrong to tar them all with the same brush.
Top support from our away fans again… and a big thank you to @RostovFC & their supporters for such a warm welcome. ?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 9, 2017
Last night, FC Rostov supporters gave Manchester United’s away fans a warm welcome ahead of their Europa League tie, handing out blankets with a kind message stitched into them.
“GENTLEFAN. RUSSIAN WARM WELCOME.”
United secured a 1-1 draw, bagging a valuable away goal thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan.