Watch: Brazilian Malcom receive Player of the Month award from Russian club Zenit by drone

Russia's Super League continued until March 16 when it was shut down because of the coronavirus. Long enough for a first-place Zenit St. Petersburg to hand out a Player of the Month award.

Malcom won nearly 30 percent of the fan vote. Getting him the award required some ingenuity.

The Brazilian got a message to open a window while a drone hovered outside his apartment. It flew into Malcom's apartment, sending his cat scurrying, before landing on the floor for him to pick up his trophy.

Zenit and Malcom used the video to send St. Petersburg residents a health message: “Stay at home, it’s important.”

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