Kokorin weeps in courtroom
The footballer kept apologizing and asked to just let him go home.
Alexander Kokorin, the Zenit forward, could not hold back tears in the courtroom. The 27-year-old football player made a statement saying that he admitted he was wrong and he was full of remorse.
"Honorable court! The Tverskoy court delivered a verdict that is too harsh. I repeatedly offered my deepest apologies to the victims, including personally at the confrontations," Kokorin said.
He also noted that he did not consider himself a dangerous criminal and was not going to hide. The footballer stated that he had a training schedule and everyone knows his whereabouts.
“Please, let me go home to my family, my wife, and my parents,” said Kokorin and burst into tears.
The release of authoritative thief-in-law Tariel Oniani (Taro) became a milestone event for the criminal world. The conflict with followers of Ded Khasan was put on hold for the duration of his almost 10-year-old prison term – the rival parties were waiting for the first steps of Taro. However, the law enforcement authorities decided to procrastinate the intrigue further and detained the crowned thief for 40 days immediately after his release. Still, taking that ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy is serving a prison term, his successor Shishkan keeps low profile, while other thieves-in-law are either abroad or disorganized, Taro has a chance to reassert himself as a serious power.