Footballer «Locomotive» may be punished for a demonstration in Istanbul t-shirts with Putin

The football player of the Moscow club «Lokomotiv» Dmitry Tarasov facing disqualification after the end of the play-off match of the UEFA Europa League with Turkish club Fenerbahce in Istanbul, he walked across the field in a t-shirt with the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Portrait of the Russian leader midfielder demonstrated by removing their shirts after the final whistle, which recorded the defeat of the railwaymen with the bill 0:2. On the shirt was a picture of Putin in a military uniform and the inscription: «the Most polite President.»

According to Tarasova, by this action he wanted to Express support and respect the head of state. «This is my President. I respect him and decided to show that I’m always with him and ready to support. This shirt has everything written that I wanted to say», — quotes the player the Agency «R-Sport».

The footballer also said that wearing a t-shirt not for the first time, but I noticed it only now. It resonated due to the fact that the game was in Istanbul.

For a demonstration t-shirt with the image of Putin Tarasov can get a lengthy suspension. Sanctions may be applied to the club «Lokomotiv» who have allowed this.

According to the European UEFA regulations, the soccer field is prohibited all forms of ideological, political or religious propaganda and provocations that offend human dignity of any group.

International FIFA rules, mandatory ammunition footballer should not contain inscriptions, which contain political, religious or personal statements. The player who takes his shirt off to show a slogan or advertisement, the organizer of the competition is obliged to apply sanctions.

Itself 28-year-old midfielder stressed that he does not consider his action a provocation, and has not excluded that will wear this Jersey again on their following game.

Footballer «Locomotive» may be punished for a demonstration in Istanbul t-shirts with Putin 17.02.2016

Февраль 17th, 2016 by
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