Pig banned from match

Posted on May 13, 2006 

Pig banned from match

A Russian farmer who tried to take his pig to a top football game was barred after police decided it could “incite a riot”.

Football fan Vladimir Kisilev from St Petersburg took his prize-winning pig to a show in Moscow and wanted to watch a national Premier League match afterwards.

He took the pig along with him, as he had nowhere to leave it, but police banned the pig from the ground for the match between Spartak Moscow and St Petersburg Zenit.

Officers feared the pig could provoke a riot as Spartak Moscow fans are called ‘Pigs’ by their St Petersburg Zenit rivals.

Kisilev said: “I wanted to see the game, but had nowhere to leave the pig. I almost managed to get it into the grounds in a big bag but it started grunting and the police noticed.”

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from Ananova

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