Zenit forward Malcom receives his player of the month award by drone
(Image: Twitter/FC Zenit in English)

VIDEO: Zenit deliver Player of the Month award to Malcom by drone

St. Petersburg in shutdown.

A special message from Malcom #StayHome pic.twitter.com/244bH5EHAY

— FC Zenit in English✨ (@fczenit_en) April 10, 2020

Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Malcom received his Player of the Month award from a drone flown to his window during the coronavirus lockdown in Russia.

The 23-year-old Brazilian joined the Russian Premier League club from Barcelona last summer but endured an injury-hit start to life at the Gazprom Arena.

His return to fitness saw him display sufficiently good form to win the club’s monthly prize for their best on-field performer, and it was duly delivered.

With people urged to stay at home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was dispatched in unorthodox fashion – giving Malcom’s pet dog quite a fright in the process.