MOSCOW - Terek Grozny have been banned from their stadium for one match after Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov taunted a referee over the club's loudspeaker system.
Kadyrov, who is the club's president as well as the leader of the troubled Russian republic, reacted angrily to referee Mikhail Vilkov's dismissal of Terek captain Rizvan Utsiev during Sunday's 0-0 draw at home to Rubin Kazan.
The local leader took control of the Grozny arena's public address system to shout: "The referee is corrupt. You jerk!"
That brought a fine of 200,000 roubles ($A6462) from the Russian Football Union (RFU) as well as the stadium ban, which will see Terek play their next home match against Zenit St Petersburg at a neutral venue.