Zenit Fans’ Manifesto: Landscrona Fan Club Calls for All-White Team with No Gay Players

Max Seddon, Huffington Post, December 17, 2012

Fans of two-time defending Russian champion Zenit St. Petersburg are calling for non-white and gay players to be excluded from the team.

Landscrona, the largest Zenit fan club, released a manifesto Monday demanding the club field an all-white, heterosexual team. It added that “dark-skinned players are all but forced down Zenit’s throat now, which only brings out a negative reaction” and said gay players were “unworthy of our great city.”

The club quickly sought to distance itself from the fans. Without directly referring to their manifesto, Zenit’s head coach, Luciano Spalletti, said in remarks posted on the club’s website that “tolerance for me is most of all the ability to understand and accept differences.”

“Furthermore, being tolerant means that you fight against any kind of stupidity,” he added.

The club, which is owned by state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom, also told the R-Sport news agency it picked players on athletic ability alone, insisting that “the team’s policy is aimed at development and integration into the world soccer community, and holds no archaic views.”

Zenit were the only top-flight Russian team never to have signed a black player until this summer, when it acquired Brazilian striker Hulk and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel for 80 million euros ($105 million). French midfielder Yann M’Vila declined a move to the club in August after receiving death threats.

“I can personally assure you that I will do everything I can to help those who seek to explain to people what tolerance is, and the need to respect other cultures and traditions,” Spalletti said. {snip}

The fan club insisted that “we are not racists and for us the absence of black Zenit players is just an important tradition that underlines the team’s identity and nothing more.”

Russia has struggled to deal with racism and violence at its stadiums as it prepares to host the World Cup in 2018. Black players are frequently the targets of monkey chants and some, including Anzhi Makhachkala’s Robert Carlos and Christopher Samba, have had bananas thrown at them by fans.

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Zenit’s fans have long been the country’s most problematic. Dick Advocaat, the team’s former Dutch manager, once admitted that “the fans don’t like black players” and that it would be “impossible” for Zenit to sign one.

Several black players have also singled out Zenit’s fans as particularly racist. Former Russian top scorer Vagner Love told a Brazilian newspaper in April that Zenit is “the most racist team in Russia” and the only one whose fans had abused him in his seven years playing for CSKA Moscow.

Five years earlier, Krylya Sovetov Samara’s former Cameroon international Serge Branco told a local newspaper that Zenit’s management were “the real racists” for not combatting the problem, adding that “in a civilized country they’d smack them down to the third division for their fans’ behavior.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Anglokraut Jacqueline Schumacher

    “…being tolerant means that you fight against any kind of stupidity…”

    False. Tolerance means that you are you willing to put up with something that you typically find unacceptable. At least that is what it used to mean; I’ll have to check up on the latest doublespeak definitions–which of course were always the definitions, and never anything else.

    • Alex

      “Tolerance” has definitely been getting confused with “acceptance” in usage lately in the Western world.

    • KingKenton

      Yes, exactly. However I would suggest substituting “undesireable” for “unacceptable”.

    • The__Bobster

      Tolerance now means you must be intolerant of the groups the libtards detest.

      • Svigor

        Tolerance is code for surrender; equality is code for leftoid hegemony.

    • StillModerated

      Tolerance is the chief virtue of an empire in decline. Lesser virtues are: mindless obedience, compliance, and ratting out your neighbor.

  • StillModerated

    The only soccer team which still fields local players is Bilbao Athletic. It’s the Basque team. Every other team should do the same.

    Here’s a three-year old article on why negroes are hired by teams. It’s all about the money.

  • Maurice

    The state religion being imposed upon the West by the usual subjects consists of three tenants:

    1. Evolution in man occurred up until 30,000 years ago, and then magically stopped.

    2. Education can raise human IQ.

    3. Electricity in amounts sufficient to support the bulk electric system can be stored in batteries.

    Replace the words ‘racist’ and ‘racism’ with ‘heretic’ and ‘heresy’ in the above article; replace ‘tolerance’ with ‘Belief’. Our Sunday school lessons become readily observable.

    • Svigor

      Indeed, though I’d prefer “orthodoxy” to “belief.” :)

  • IstvanIN

    Why should should Russian teams have black players? White, certainly, Eurasians, probably, an occasional Siberian Eskimo, I suppose, but why Africans? Why?

    • i am

      Maybe because blacks cannot win on their own

  • C_C_Conrad

    “Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the commandments, it insists upon one last virtue, tolerance for its immorality. It will not tolerate condemnation of its perversions. It creates a whole new world in which only the intolerant critic of intolerable evil is evil.” Source unknown.
    ………………
    Jack’s War

  • http://www.dailykenn.com/ Daily Kenn

    Speaking of an exclusive all-white male club, did you know all the presidents of major news networks are white males?

    No women. No Hispanics. No black folk. No Asians. And no gays.

    I’m only guessing about the gays.

    So who are they?

    The president of NBC News is 54-year-old Steve Burke.

    The soon-to-be president of CNN is Jeff Zucker, 47, whom Burke replaced at NBC.

    Jeff Zucker is replacing white guy Jim Walton, 54.

    Ben Sherwood, 48, is president of ABC News.

    Jeff Fager, 59, is the CEO of CBS News and David Rhodes, 38, is the president.

    Roger Eugene Ailes, 72, is president of the Fox News Channel.

    Phil Griffin oversees MSNBC as president.

    So the next time you hear a talking head spew nonsense about a Republican war on women, red neck Republicans, or lack of diversity, keep in mind it’s coming from the whitest of white-male clubs in existence: TV network news presidents.

    • anarchyst

      Add to that, the majority of them are of the “tribe”. . .

      • StillModerated

        Amen. No room for Christians at the Ministry of Truth.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Well, I guess I know who MY favorite team is, even if their manager is a loon.

  • bigone4u

    The Soviet Union imported blacks from Africa in order to indoctrinate them into communism and send them back to foment revolution. Think folks like Barack Hussein Obama Sr. Now the Russians are stuck with them because Putin would be accused of even more human rights violations than he is already accused of if he tried to cleanse the country of them.
    From what I have read, I have great admiration for Putin. He seems to be trying to create a predominantly white Christian country with traditional values, recognizing that this formula for success works. He’s encouraging with tax policy more white births to get the Russian population up. Gay propaganda and lifestyle is not promoted by the state and not encouraged as it is in the USA by the down low Obama. He is working with a country that was invaded by the Asians and has a large number of them, but he seems to want to create predominantly white major cities in the European part of Russia.
    On certain issues at least the citizens of Russia have more speech rights than Americans. Imagine if the folks in Pittsburg Pa demanded a white Steelers team. It could never happen because the sheeple/sleeple would never say it. I’m thinking Russia might be a great tourist destination for white people. Always wanted to see one of the most beautiful cities in the world, filled with icons of white art and culture, and white people. That would be St. Petersburg. Yep, St. Pete Russia (not Florida) would be awesome.

    • Liberalsuck

      I hope the white Russians fight as hard as they can to avoid being multicultural and multiracial. I’ve noticed the most unPC Europeans are the Southern and Eastern ones. I think it’s because they shared most of the invasions and clashes with muslims and third-worlders. Also, they were under Islamic subjugation and Genghis Khan’s reign of terror that they aren’t in love so much with PC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Anglokraut Jacqueline Schumacher

      A White Steerles team might have helped them win a few more games. Instead their season is over, and I have to find someone else to root for this post-season. Bah!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tardola.anthony Tardola Anthony

      Say an all “white” Steeler time would have a worse record than my favorite team, the Detroit Lions!!

  • Jackryanvb

    Got to love the Russians. Here that stupid 80s Reagan Conservatives? Why did you waste the80s fighting… The Russians?

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Actually we were fighting an ideology, which just so happened to have the Russians as its main practitioner at the time. But I can’t blame today’s Russians now for thinking that maybe we had something against them personally all along, because of the way many of us (not you and I) can’t get off Russia’s back even though they repudiated that ideology more than two decades ago.

      • IstvanIN

        We really screwed the Russians after the fall of the USSR. Instead of offering them the hand of friendship and perhaps helping them with the transition to democracy, like we did with Japan, we spit in their eye and did all we could to get Eastern Europe into NATO just to torment them. We lost a great opportunity.

        • newscomments70

          I don’t see how we “screwed” the Russians. The Soviets supported communist regimes all over Africa and Latin America. These regimes destroyed Cuba, Rhodesia, White South Africa, South Vietnam, and many others. Even considering those crimes, we still gave Russia billions in aid money. Most of that money was embezzled by corrupt government officials who became unimaginably wealthy. Even “saint” Boris Yeltsin bought himself a nice mansion in the French Riveria.

          Today, Russia is vehemently anti-American, and much nostalgia exists for Stalin and communism. Read the English version of Pravda, and you will see what I mean. Modern Russia is dominated by violent criminal gangs, corrupt politicians, and horrifying policemen. Russia has become almost unliveable because of high prices and extremely dangerous conditions. You might see them as a ray of hope because of white nationalism and intolerance toward gays, but it is a horrible place at this time.

          The educated and middle class are leaving in droves for Western Europe and even the US. For many, the conditions in Russia are worse than multiculturalism horrors of the West. It is common to see Eastern European waitresses in Cleveland, and other multicultural hell holes. The LIKE it because it seems much better than home. White people are not flocking to Russia as a white homeland. Russia is losing people.

          I hope this situation changes someday, but it’s been over 20 years since the fall of communism. Outside of a few tourist areas and gated communities, Russia still looks like a dump.

          • IstvanIN

            We stuck a stick in Russia’s eye and gloated over winning the Cold War. The tribe took over most of their major industries and became the incorrectly named Russian Mafia. We did nothing to to assist or nurture a return to a normal society like we did with defeated Japan. We had a golden opportunity to finally bring Russia into the west a blew it.

            Then again, maybe we did them a favor.

          • Svigor

            Ask Larry Summers and his co-tribalists at Goldman Sachs.

          • schmenz

            Much of what you say is sadly true. But don’t forget those poor people really hit bottom under the Bolsheviks and it is going to take decades to repair that awful catastrophe. It does seem that Putin is trying, at least, to reverse the malignancy of what came before him.

  • jay11

    How many white players do you find in the NBA? How many white players in Nigeria or Jordan or Vietnam? Only white nations are being flooded with ‘diversity.’ No one else is. They can all preserve their cultures, races and traditions. Only we are slared for extinction.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      There’s a native St. Louisan, David Lee, (white), doing pretty well (went for a triple double last night) for what is usually a bottom basement NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors, who are off to a hot start.

      But I’m not buying a David Lee jersey. Oh no. The Warriors current kit is ugly as sin.

  • 549106

    Let’s be clear–Russian football hasn’t been relevant in the last 25 years. Middle-aged Russian football coaches are not exactly victims of PC thinking, so clearly they’re doing something that makes sense within their perspective. African players are cheap, talented, and absolutely dedicated to the game, and most coaches and most fans want to have a competitive team. What could be more discouraging than a team made up entirely of people that look like you but lose all their games?

    • Kblankenship7

      Zenit has done pretty well…UEFA cup 2008. Africa turns out a few good players, but has never really delivered despite the hype. Zenit has won the RPL three or four times with teams that look mostly “like” their supporters. Foreign players can add something to the mix, but a nation can’t improve as a whole if they depend too much on foreigners.

      • 549106

        No question about the danger of recruiting too many foreigners reducing the pressure to improve the domestic program from an early age on–the French are getting very inconsistent results right now and have been for awhile, and that’s probably part of the problem. That said, African strikers (and midfielders too) of quality that otherwise couldn’t be attracted with the salary on offer can round out a squad nicely and allow them to be competitive against teams with much larger cash reserves. Used sparingly, it makes the team more dynamic, but again I have to say I agree that it can certainly be overdone and in the long run it’s very undesirable to gut any comprehensive national training programs by relying on cheap talent from abroad

  • Svigor

    “tolerance for me is most of all the ability to understand and accept differences.”

    I for one find it very illuminating how easy it is to poison the leftoid well and reclaim these loaded words for our own cause.

    E.g., tolerance. Shouldn’t tolerance include people who want to live among their own kind? Isn’t the tolerance that says “I’m for my own tribe” merely accept the other fellow being for his own tribe in order to be valid? Are we not human beings deserving of the same “live and let live” attitude that they demand of us?

    E.g., equality. In my mind, equality is meaningless without reciprocity. I demand my people’s right to live as a people and not be race-replaced out of existence. I acknowledge other people’s right to live as a people and not be race-replaced out of existence. That is equal, reciprocal, and it is tolerant.

    On the other hand, the supposedly “tolerant” think themselves justified in trying to wipe me and mine off the face of the Earth, think themselves egalitarian by allowing Israel these rights but denying them to me and mine, and they despise reciprocity in all its forms.

    So, who’s the bad guy again?

  • Svigor

    “Furthermore, being tolerant means that you fight against any kind of stupidity,” he added.

    Were Orwell alive today, he’d find this too ham-handed and blatant an Orwellianism to laugh. Humor often has to be subtle to be effective. This Italian simpleton has directly inverted the value of tolerance. He’s transformed it from “live and let live” to “a crusade against the un-leftoid heathen! Burn them at the stake!”

    How are dismal minds like these even capable of planning a strategy for a kiddie sport like soccer?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tardola.anthony Tardola Anthony

    Hey, good for them!! When they start getting defeated bigtime by teams with non-white players, maybe,they’ll open up their eyes!!