ST. PETERSBURG, May 11, /ITAR-TASS/. Police have opened a criminal case on charges of battery driven by motives of hooliganism against a fan of the Zenit St. Petersburg football club who hit Dynamo defender Vladimir Granat a match of the 29th round of the Russian Premier
League championship between Zenit St. Petersburg and Dynamo Moscow, a spokesman for the St. Petersburg police department told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
The man who hit Granat several times is now being identified, the spokesman added.
Earlier on Sunday, the police have detained four Zenit fans and brought them to administrative liability on charges of violating rules of condact during official sports events.
At the end of the match with a 4-2 score in favour of Dynamo, hundreds of Zenit fans ran to Dynamo goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov’s net. Several seconds later some of fans broke onto the pitch, after that referee from Rostov-on-Don Sergey Ivanov decided to send the teams to the changing rooms. A fan running on the pitch slapped twice Dynamo defender Vladimir Granat on the face.