Moscow students hold moment of silence for Kokorin and Mamaev’s ruined careers
The host of a basketball match urged everyone to learn from their mistakes.
The VTB basketball match between the student teams of Moscow State University and the Krasnodar Sparta KubGTU started with an unusual moment of silence for the ruined sports careers of football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev.
“We declare a moment of silence for the wasted talents of Mamaev and Kokorin and everyone who has ever made stupid irreparable mistakes that ruined their careers,” the host said as quoted by Chempionat.com.
He also urged all those present to learn from the footballers’ mistakes.
On October 8, Mamaev and Kokorin got involved in two fights in the heart of Moscow. First, they beat the driver of a Channel One host in the Pekin Hotel car parking, and then they attacked a Trade Ministry official, Denis Pak, and the general director of NAMI, Sergey Gaisin.
A hooliganism case was initiated against the athletes, who now face up to 7 years in prison. Yesterday saw both of them and also Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill getting in jail. Today, the athletes were moved to a detention facility in Butyrka.
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