‘I’ve contacted Russian security service about this bull****’ – football manager on rooster incident

‘I’ve contacted Russian security service about this bull****’ – football manager on rooster incident
Football coach Aleksandr Grigoryan has contacted Russia’s security service FSB over an incident where a fan of Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, the team he manages, tossed a live rooster at him during a game.

The fan threw the rooster during the second-tier outfit’s away match to FC Fakel Voronezh on Sunday. The visiting fan section then broke out into chants of “Grigoryan is a rooster!” which is loosely translated as “traitor,” in Russian.

“I’m always grateful for the support from genuine fans, but these people do not have anything in common with them. Because, if you genuinely support a club then you will not think about throwing a rooster at the manager,” Grigoryan said.

“All that they do brings such bull****, and a lot of other managers have started talking about it. They are saying that my position isn’t in line with the supporters. If these people were really interested in the team, they would support it now, but at the end of the season they will have figured that out.”

The coach, whose ethnic origin is Armenian, said he initially did not consider it “manly” to take the matter up with the police, but eventually decided that enough was enough.

He had earlier threatened that the fan would be "jailed" for his actions. Such behavior could carry a prison term of up to 15 days, if found guilty. 

The reason for the protest seems to be that some sections of the Luch-Energiya support have not forgiven Grigoryan for leaving the club for FC Tosno during his first spell in charge in the 2013/14 season, and then going on to manage arch rivals SKA Khabarovsk.