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Russian side Anzhi demands for league to bring an end to 'bigotry'

GROZNY, RUSSIA - MAY 12: FC Anzhi Makhachkala fans during the Russian Premier League match between FC Terek Grozny and FC Anzhi Makhachkala at the Akhmad-Arena Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Grozny, Russia. (Photo by Sergey Rasulov Jr/Epsilon/Getty Images)

GROZNY, RUSSIA - MAY 12: FC Anzhi Makhachkala fans during the Russian Premier League match between FC Terek Grozny and FC Anzhi Makhachkala at the Akhmad-Arena Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Grozny, Russia. (Photo by Sergey Rasulov Jr/Epsilon/Getty Images)

MOSCOW --

Russian Premier League football team Anzhi Makhachkala has called for an end to "bigotry" in domestic football after its fans were abused by CSKA Moscow supporters.

Throughout CSKA's 1-0 home win over Anzhi on Saturday, CSKA fans shouted derogatory slogans about the Caucasus region. They also displayed a banner bearing the words "animal planet" with a modified Anzhi crest featuring an apparent anti-gay slur.

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Anzhi fans typically hail from ethnic minority groups in the Caucasus.

In a statement headed "we demand football is protected from bigotry," Anzhi's general director Sergei Korablev asked law enforcement and football authorities to investigate the incidents.

Some CSKA fans say they were also abused by Anzhi supporters.