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Rostov fans in sporting gesture to Man Utd visitors

Russian club Rostov made a sporting gesture to Manchester United supporters late night.

Travelling United fans, reported to be 238 in number, were told not to wear their club colours to the away tie of their Europe League Round of 16 clash with Rostov for fear of attracting anti-social behaviour.

But Rostov fans actually went the other way and gifted the Red Devils faithful blankets as they made their way in to the Olimp-2 Stadium.

The blankets displayed the word "GENTLEFAN" in bold, with "Russian warm welcome" below, prompting an expression of gratitude from United.

It was a lovely gesture from the Rostov supporters after the trouble involving Russian and English fans at Euro2016 in France this past summer.

Andrew Slevison
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