International football player Aleksandr Kokorin Jailed in Russia, he is set to receive his first league winners’ medal after his team Zenit St Petersburg won the domestic football title.
Aleksandr Kokorin was recently jailed for 18 months over an attack on a government official and he has been in police custody since October. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Russia Euro Cup Tickets online to witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.
He played only three Russian Premier League games during the campaign of Zenit St Petersburg. Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev was also jailed over that incident, and this is the bad news for their fans.
In spite of spending the majority of the season behind bars, leading Kokorin’s name appeared in squad list of Zenit’s title-winning earlier this month and the club has all but that was confirmed he will receive his medal.
Zenit’s club president Aleksandr Medvedev told. “I think we will wait so that he can receive it personally, I think that the medal should find its way to the player after he is out,” furthermore, rejecting the idea of giving it to Kokorin’s family.
Medvedev’s comments follow a lively argument in the Russian sports media about whether Kokorin, is capable of or get to be honored.
Kokorin has played just 126 minutes of football across Russia’s domestic league, cup competition. And the Europa League, in a total of five appearances this season.
The Russian Premier League, anyhow, take allowance a title-winning team to award a medal to all 40 football players on their official squad list, regardless of playing time. The reaction to the decision has been mixed.
Sergei Vedeneyev the former Zenit player said that the rules were the rules and the player is due a medal “even if he does not play a single match”.
Kokorin is in jail beside younger brother Kirill, friend Alexander Protosavitsky and the former Russia team-mate Mamaev. Two soccer player beat up a driver in Moscow and attacked a trade ministry official with a chair.
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