Russian ex-football player fined for “discrediting” the Russian army

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Former Russian football player Yevgeny Savin fined 50,000 rubles by Moscow's Tver Court for “discrediting” army of the Russian Federation.

According to the Air Force, an administrative case was opened against the athlete at the end of January for “public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the aircraft.” (Part 1, Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.

As TASS explained, the reason was Savin's video message on YouTube, posted in December 2022. It is alleged that it was “aimed at a negative attitude towards special military operation in Ukraine”.

Remarkably, Savin is categorically against the war in Ukraine. After the start of a full-scale invasion, he even made a film about what Ukrainian football players had to go through since the beginning of the war.

As a result, at first his FC Krasava was deprived of the opportunity to play at the stadium in Krasnodar. The administration of the Zorkiy stadium also terminated the lease contract with the team, which, among other things, lost all major sponsors. Closer to summer Savin, who left his historical homeland, registered his football club in Cyprus.

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