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Friday, 27 March 2015

FK Spartak Moskva Backers Help Scammed 102-Year-Old Fan

00 FK Spartak Moskva. Moscow. Russia. Otto Fisher 02. 27.03.15

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00 FK Spartak Moskva. Moscow. Russia. Otto Fisher 01. 27.03.15

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Media reports said that Otto Fisher, a 102-year-old FK Spartak Moskva fan, received 500,000 Roubles (53,750 Renminbi. 541,000 INR. 8,650 USD. 10,890 CAD. 11,150 AUD. 7,940 Euros. 5,810 UK Pounds) from the club after a scam artist robbed him. Spartak’s official Twitter account stated that Spartak striker V A Krotov handed the money to Fisher during the recording a programme dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. The tweet noted, “FK Spartak footballers handed 500,000 Roubles to Otto Fisher, a 102-year fan who was recently robbed”. Earlier this month, Spartak’s fan club announced that they’re creating a bank account to benefit Fisher. Team spokesmen said that Spartak would additionally give money collected from the sale of tickets to the game between Spartak and FK Kuban Krasnodar, scheduled for 4 April. Last week, an unknown man who introduced himself as a social worker managed to steal 730,000 Roubles (78,470 Renminbi. 790,000 INR. 12,620 USD. 15,900 CAD. 16,280 AUD. 11,590 Euros. 8,490 UK Pounds) from Fisher’s house in Kopeisk (Chelyabinsk Oblast). Fisher’s story gained wide recognition after he attended a national championship match between Spartak and its Moscow rival FK Dinamo Moskva, a trip organised by Spartak’s fan club. Fisher, who attended the match as a guest of honour, opened the event by ceremonially kicking the ball.

27 March 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150327/1020092849.html

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