Fans launching campaign to support Kokorin and Mamaev
Ekaterina Dovlatova, the chairperson of the CSKA female fan club, initiated it.
Ekaterina Dovlatova, the chairperson of the CSKA female fan club, called for impartiality concerning the trial of the football players Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin. In her opinion, the scandal around the athletes has been blown out of proportion, so she urged her fellow female fans to unite in launching a campaign to support Kokorin and Mamaev.
She did not disclose any details, so one is left to wonder what exactly the activity is going to be about, however she promised that the launch would be very soon.
Dovlatova stresses that the situation is no reason for people to feel any resentment, and a seven-year imprisonment is too tough of a punishment for the footballers.
“We cannot deny that what they did was unacceptable, much too aggressive. But we have boys like them in every neighborhood; they are willing to prove their point not only with a chair, but with anything at all,” the 360 TV channel quoted the fan as saying.
Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin, as well as the brother of the latter, were sentenced to custody yesterday. The athletes have been jailed for 2 months for beating the driver of a Channel One presenter and a Trade Ministry official. The three men have been charged with hooliganism and face up to 7 years in prison.
The athletes have already apologized.