“One of the investigators called us scum of the earth.” Kokorin complains about investigators’ offence
Earlier, the video and photos of the handcuffed footballer were published. Aleksander Kokorin was smiling during the whole questioning.
The footballer Aleksander Kokorin has complained about an affront offered to him by a law-enforcement officer.
“It's all frustrating. One of the investigators offended us by calling us scum of the earth.” The professional athlete is being quoted by MK Moscow-based daily newspaper.
Aleksander Kokorin also noted that there was made “a big deal” about the events occurred on the night of October 8. “We only drank beer. But it was after the game and the sleepless night, so there happened what happened. I sincerely regret it all.” Kokorin commented upon the incident.
Earlier, on Thursday, on October 11, the video and photos of the handcuffed footballer were published. The professional athlete is smiling in all photos. He is also in a good mood in the video of the questioning and answering the investigator’s questions with a smile.
Aleksander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev became the defendants in the criminal cases initiated under the article related to disorderly conduct. The footballers face up to 7 years in prison. On October 8, the professional athletes were celebrating the 10th anniversary of their friendship, and first, manhandled a Russia’s Channel One TV-host’s driver, and then Minpromtorg’s (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation) official Denis Pak.
Three other crime’s accomplices have been also identified with one of them being Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill Kokorin (19). He has also been detained by the law-enforcement officers.
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