Soccer is much more than a sport, it is also a channel through which to promote messages and social actions. This happened this last Friday, in the duel that the Saint Petersburg Zenith disputed before Rostov by the date number 17 of the league of Russia. In the previous game, the players of the local team took to the field with dogs in their arms as a way to promote the adoption of rescued animals.
“Dogs are better at home” is the name of the campaign in which the footballers of the Russian cast participated. In social networks, the club published the video of the moment in which the players leave the dressing room and enter the playing field of the Gazprom Arena stadium with dogs of different sizes in their arms. All of these animals come from local shelters and the goal is to get them a new home.
Mikhail Kerzhakov took to the field with Shanti, Dmitry Chistyakov with Wendy, Vyacheslav Karavaev with Dali, Yaroslav rakitsky with Chico, Daler Kuzyaev with Chuk, Wendel with Pelmen, Douglas saints with Dara, Claudinho with Shanti, Alexander Erokhin with Phoebe, Malcolm with Harley and Artem Dziuba with Rico. The images of the moment they entered the field went viral and in less than a day they received 2.5 million views.
“This social action aims to draw attention to the problems of responsibility of pets and their care, as well as call all the people who take care of them to help and improve the shelters,” they explained on the official website of Zenit, where too posted a series of videos in which their players talk about their relationship with their four-legged friends. All this was carried out within the framework of World Pet Day, held annually on November 30.
Before the game against Rostov, in addition, the St. Petersburg club He had presented the team formation with an ingenious graphic on his social networks in which not only the footballers were seen, but also images and data of the dogs for adoption.
In the strictly sports, Zenit tied 2-2 against Rostov and maintains the lead in the local tournament. Score first with 37 points, followed by Dynamo Moscow, with 32, who has a game less. In the Champions LeagueMeanwhile, next Wednesday he will complete his participation in the group stage in the duel against Chelsea. The team that leads Sergei Semak can no longer advance to the round of 16 (Chelsea and Juventus passed) and must secure third place in the Group H to be able to go on to dispute the Europa League.
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