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Dynamo to crack down on fans

October 20, 2012
By ESPN staff

Dynamo Moscow have vowed to crack down on the fans who shot players with paintball guns during a training session in protest at the side's worst-ever start to the season.

A group of fans dressed in camouflage gear arrived at the club's training ground on Friday and unleashed a barrage of paintballs at the players and club staff. They also threw flyers onto the pitch, some threatening the club's foreign players, and demanding better performances.

"We're set to use all the resources we have at our disposal to discover those responsible and bring them to court," the club said on its official website. "We are also set to make the names of those responsible public."

Midfielder Alan Gatagov has revealed that the incident has left some of the squad scared.

"I just can't find the right words," he told R-Sport news agency. "What are we supposed to do now? Should each of us hire a personal bodyguard? I was hit in the back of the head when they shot at us. Lots of players were also hit."

It is not the first time such an incident has happened at the club as earlier this year Dynamo fans fired flares and scrawled graffiti in the street outside the training ground, urging the players to stop humiliating the famous Dynamo name.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report