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Scandal in Russia: the boss of Spartak (M) announced that he is taking the team out of the championship10-08-2020
The first round of the new season in the Russian Premier League gave birth to a huge scandal. The owner of Spartak (Moscow) Leonid Fedun said that he would remove the team from the championship in protest against the systematic damage of the `red beys` by the judges. Last night Spartak made 2:2 at home against Sochi, after leading 2:0, and both goals for the guests fell from penalties. A number of judicial analysts criticized the decisions of referee Vasiliy Kazartsev, especially for the award of the second penalty. It was played in the 90th minute after the referee resorted to the help of VAR.
`Tomorrow I will officially announce the removal of the team from the championship. Let them play without us. Write it exactly like that. I don`t want to take part in this clowning and throw my money to the wind. If Spartak is unnecessary, so be it. `, the furious Fedun told `Sport-Express`.
`We will not be silent. We will fight for Spartak! Red and White, thank you for your strong support, ` Spartak wrote on its Instagram account. Journalist Nobel Arustamyan announced that the entire team from last night`s match at Otkritie Arena will pass a polygraph test at the insistence of the head of the refereeing commission Ashot Khachaturianz. Nothing new: Spartak (M) failed at the start
There were reports that Khachaturianc was so disappointed with Kazartsev`s refereeing that he decided to resign. However, the head of the Russian Football Union, Alexander Dyukov, has full confidence in him and will try to dissuade him. Spartak have repeatedly complained about refereeing decisions to their detriment last season. The Russian grandmaster finished in the middle of the standings and was eliminated in the semifinals of the Russian Cup by Zenit, thus failing to get to participate in European tournaments.
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