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Striker Moscow “Locomotive” CSKA Moscow in Instagram account called on the society to be more lenient to the act of the players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev.
“We are all human, we all make mistakes and we all have made stupid choices repeatedly regretted later. The easiest way now to condemn these guys, thus only worsening the situation. Isn’t it better to give them the opportunity to correct this mistake and to make amends to victims and society. All need forgiveness and support, let’s all be a little more forgiving and kinder,” wrote Smolov.
In respect of Kokorin and Mamaev opened a criminal case on hooliganism. Both players were held in custody for two months. The investigation explained the need for an arrest that they have committed a crime in a group of individuals, and can disappear and put pressure upon witnesses.
October 8, the players were the instigators of the two fights in the center of Moscow. They beat up the driver of TV presenter Olga Ushakova at the hotel “Beijing” and then the Director of the Department of automotive and railway engineering of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Pack and the head of the state scientific center “NAMI” Sergey Gaysin in the coffee shop on Nikitskaya street.