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.
Top support from our away fans again... and a big thank you to @RostovFC & their supporters for such a warm welcome.
(Pics: @2dryhands) pic.twitter.com/oxCthB6ghI
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 9, 2017
It was a lovely gesture from the Rostov supporters after the trouble involving Russian and English fans at Euro2016 in France this past summer.
Traveling MUFC away fans got blankets from Rostov.Great gesture
— Mitronhimovi6 (@SemperFiUnited) March 9, 2017
An example of #Respect tonight. Rostov fans giving out blankets to the visiting supporters at the entrance of ManUtd stand #UELpic.twitter.com/hmhVzHWayo
— Eugene Ravdin (@UEFAcomEugeneR) March 9, 2017