“Hang in there”. Rubin goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev backs Kokorin and Mamaev
Soslan Dzhanaev, the goalkeeper of Kazan’s Rubin, has spoken in support of the football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who had been placed under arrest until December 8 over two fights in Moscow that they had gotten involved in. He called for a fair punishment on his Instagram page.
“We all make mistakes in life; they are all different, but we so make them. Indeed, what those guys did deserves punishment, but it must be fair... No one justifies their actions, and they must be punished; not so harsh though,” the Kazan footballer said in the post.
According to the man, we need to learn to forgive each other, be kinder and give people a second chance. “Sanya, hang in there, have strength, you and your family, your friends...” added Dzhanaev.
Earlier, Fyodor Smolov, a Lokomotiv player, had also spoken in support of his fellow footballers. Kokorin’s mother said the custody of her sons was a shame. The Hooliganism cases had been initiated for the attack on the Trade Ministry official, Denis Pak, in a cafe on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, and for assaulting the driver of a Channel One host.
Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police.