Bus with Mexican football fans runs over motorcyclist in St. Petersburg
The fans who carried a ‘cardboard Mexican’ along were also injured in the car accident.
A bus with Mexican fans has run over a motorcyclist at one of the crossroads. The motorcycle driver has been hospitalized; the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate is looking into the circumstances of the accident.
It turned out that the victims of the accident are the four Mexicans carrying along a cardboard copy of their fifth friend Javier, who was not allowed to go to the Mundial by his wife.
Lawyers of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UGMK) – of which Javier himself was a guest – will represent the interests of the Mexicans, who are now prohibited from leaving the country due to proceedings.
“We were very impressed by the Mexican friends, so it was decided to help them with legal advice within the framework of Russian legislation. This is our manifestation of innate hospitality and a sense of responsibility for foreign guests,” the UGMK press service told Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Video: Accident involving Mexican fans in St. Petersburg
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.