For the time being, the players behaved quite correctly on the field, but in the 69th minute, Spartak forward Alexander Sobolev and army defender Willian Roshi lost their nerve. After a collision in someone else’s penalty area, Sobolev showed an obscene gesture to Roche, to which the Brazilian repeated the opponent’s movements and applauded the referee with irony.
After listening to the assistants, the chief referee Sergei Karasev showed red cards to both one and the other. But, in fairness, the army team could not be removed, since he purposefully did not show an indecent gesture. However, Karasev decided otherwise and left the teams in the minority. Interestingly, after the match, the head coach of the “red-whites” Guillermo Abascal severely criticized Sobolev, stressing that if such behavior is repeated, the player will sit on the bench.
– He (Sobolev) will be 100 percent punished. What Alexander did does not correspond to the values that are in our club. First of all, it is about respect, education. This is not tennis or athletics, where every man is for himself. Here everyone plays for the team and should think about it. This happened for the second time, Martins was also punished for his behavior. If this is repeated, they will sit on the bench, – Abascal did not hide his emotions.
Sobolev himself almost immediately apologized for his act: “I apologize to everyone who was at the stadium, watched the game on TV, for my incontinence! These are emotions, and what I did is simply unacceptable! I understand that the screens had children , women and all fans who love football. I promise: this will not happen again. I’m really sorry,” Alexander wrote on social networks.
Of course, CSKA itself was extremely dissatisfied with Sobolev’s gesture and the removal of Roshi. “Red-blue” are going to apply to the expert-judging commission of the RFU. “We are at a loss. We are wondering why this is happening. Rosha, as I understand it, showed what they showed him. There was a pause, he did not understand what was happening. A very strange story,” said CSKA head coach Vladimir Fedotov.
Coach “red-white” Guillermo Abascal noted that Sobolev will be punished for his act
In turn, Rosha accused Sobolev of disrespect: “The Spartak player showed a colossal disrespect for me. There are women and children at the stadium. We need to treat these people with respect. referee error. I turned Sobolev out of the game, didn’t let him do anything, that’s why he behaved like that,” said Rocha.
Speaking directly about football, thanks to the victory, Spartak has approached CSKA and is now one point behind the Red-Blues. At the same time, “Rostov”, which recently occupied second place, rolled back to fourth place after a major away defeat from “Krasnodar” (0:3). We add that the last match of the 28th round was played the day before in Nizhny Novgorod, where Pari NN, struggling for survival, hosted Sochi.
Source: Российская газета by rg.ru.
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