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Russian FA fines Spartak Moscow spokesman over player's offensive tweet

The head of Spartak Moscow's public relations department has been fined after a player posted a tweet to the club account describing his own black teammates as "chocolates."

A video on the club's Twitter account this month showed Brazilian players Luiz Adriano, Pedro Rocha, and Fernando exercising during a training camp in the United Arab Emirates.

A message which translated as, "See how the chocolates melt in the sun," accompanied the video, followed by three emojis of a smiley face.

FIFA condemned the tweet but said discipline would be up to the Russian Football Union, which fined Spartak's PR head Leonid Trakhtenberg 20,000 rubles ($350), and gave a warning to defender Georgy Jikia, whom the club said operated their Twitter account that day.

Jikia tore a knee ligament last week and risks missing the World Cup.

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