Russian football fans sing to Brits to ease World Cup '18 fears (VIDEO)
The short song is a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek rendition of a 19th-century Cossack song – with a peaceful message.
It calls on the BBC “not to fright a British fan,” since guests are always welcome in Russia. The chorus reiterates: “don’t be afraid, we won’t touch you.”
The song is a cheerful reply to the latest BBC documentary on the Russian football fan community, ‘Russia’s Hooligan Army.’ It features Russian football fans, who claimed afterwards that their words had been “grossly misinterpreted” by the British press in order to scare people from going to the World Cup, which will be held in Russia next year.
However, even British pub-goers seem not to have been persuaded by the documentary, with some of them telling RT the film felt like propaganda, and was a plain attempt to create negative hype around the upcoming event.