The head of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation and the leader of the Russian Football Union Vitaliy Mutko commented on UEFA Control and Disciplinary Committee’s decision on conditional disqualification of Russian national team. According to him, the verdict is unfair.
Russia’s Ministry of Sports considered the forced preventive measure that UEFA Control and Disciplinary Committee had applied to the Russian Football Union (RFS) and the Russian team as the undeserved one, Russian Minister of Sports and head of the Russian Football Union Vitaliy Mutko said.
'This decision was predetermined. The executive committee decided so, and the decision was confirmed. The punishment is excessive, but we don’t have any influence on it,' the official said.
According to him, the fine for large-scale clashes and bloody fights during the match at the stadium is too large.
'The fine is huge; the RFS still is a public organization. There is no sense in the appeal. But what about the team? It’s not guilty to be punished,' the minister notes.
The Russian team was sentenced to conditional disqualification and a fine of € 150,000.
UEFA imposed the conditional disqualification due to extremely aggressive behavior of Russian fans at the stadium during the match against England.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, an England fan left in a coma after reportedly being beaten with an iron bar by a mob of Russian football hooligans.