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CSKA Moscow editor apologizes for offensive sense of humor amid club's new signing

Yusuf Yazici moved from France's Lille on loan with option for permanent transfer

Emre Asikci and Elena Teslova   | 19.01.2022
CSKA Moscow editor apologizes for offensive sense of humor amid club's new signing

ISTANBUL/MOSCOW

Editor-in-chief of the Russian CSKA Moscow football club television channel apologized for offensive humor in welcoming the transfer of Yusuf Yazici.

The team announced their new arrival with a special video that featured a fake conversation with Yazici on social media.

The Russian club shared the promotional video and wrote: "Yusuf, it's Russia, we have many Natashas here!"

But the team deleted the post after it received backlash.

"I offer my sincere apologies for the presentation, released by our media group. Initially, a completely different script was approved but without a player present it was impossible to shoot it," Katerina Kirilcheva said on Twitter.

"In conditions of lack of time, I wrote this script that turned out to be unsuccessful and inappropriate, and in addition to that - insulting for many. Once again I offer my apologies to our cheerleaders, especially to the girls and personally to Yusuf.”

Yazici joined the team from France's Lille on loan with an option for a permanent transfer. He helped the club win the French Ligue 1 title and French Super Cup in 2021.

The 24-year-old scored 16 goals and had 10 assists in 89 appearances in his 2.5-year stint at Lille.

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