Russian players suggested to test for drugs

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In Russia it is necessary to introduce compulsory drug testing for the players. In the case of a positive result is proposed to terminate the employment relationship between the player and the club, including membership on the national team, RIA Novosti reported, citing state Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov.

With this proposal, the MP appealed to Vice-Premier Olga Golodets. According to Milonov, prestatie to drugs has nothing to do with the sport and sets a bad example to the younger generation.

“This test will help to release Russian football from inadequate and hypocritical athletes, which appeared before the country Kokorin and Mamaev, disgraced national sport, which is the Russian football” — said Milonov.

The reason for the speech of the Deputy was the incident with the participation of Russian soccer players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who on Monday beat the driver of the presenter “First channel”, the head of the Department of industry and trade Denis Pack and the head of the US Sergey Gaisin.

10 Oct footballers detained for 48 hours and were taken to different cells of the temporary detention facility on Petrovka street.

Kokorin and Mamaev is suspected of committing a crime under part 2 of article 213 of the criminal code (“Hooliganism committed by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement”). They could face up to seven years of imprisonment.


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