Hulk targeted in St Petersburg 'fake bomb' stunt

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Hulk has already scored twice since signing for Zenit earlier this month, but some fans are unhappy at his arrival. Credit: PA

Police in Russia have found a fake bomb outside the training ground of Zenit St Petersburg, with a photograph of new signing Hulk taped to it.

The 'bomb', which turned out to be made of a torch, some batteries, a gas cartridge and a watch, was left at the Udelny Park base on Thursday morning.

It is believed Hulk has been targeted by a section of Zenit's supporters after his arrival at the club from Porto for an estimated €40m sparked a dressing-room revolt.

Two Zenit players, Igor Denisov and Aleksandr Kerzhakov, were sent to train with the youth team after a row over Hulk's salary.

Police are now looking for a man suspected of bringing the package to the training base.

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