FIFA gets Kokorin and Mamayev case under control
FIFA takes part in the imposition of sanctions or a ban on participation in European competitions and international competitions for the footballers.
FIFA takes charge in the situation with Zenit forward Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev. Izvestia reports referring to a source in the organization.
"The incident with the participation of Russian footballers is got under special control," the source said. “FIFA keeps watch to all the world's media; we have a lot of Russian employees who monitor such news.”
On October 8, having celebrated a decade of friendship, footballers beat the driver of Channel One host Olga Ushakova, and attacked coffeehouse visitors, beating Denis Pak, the director of the Minpromtorg department, and head of the NAMI science center Sergey Gaysin.
The victims asked the athletes to be quieter. The players' attacks hit CCTV footages. Yesterday, October 10, Mamayev and Kokorin were detained for 48 hours after being interrogated by the police. Both pleaded guilty of assaulting officials and the driver.
It is reported that Kokorin and Mamayev are suspected of committing a crime under part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code (Hooliganism committed by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy). Footballers face up to seven years in prison.
Kokorin had repeatedly been brought to administrative responsibility, including for violation of traffic rules. Today, a measure of restraint will be chosen.