Russia detains 2 national football players
Kokorin and Mamayev will be held in custody for two months over the attacks
By Fatih Erel
A local court in Moscow issued detention order for two Russian professional football players on charges of hooliganism and violent attacks.
According to the court order, Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev will be held in custody until Dec. 8 over the attacks, local broadcaster Russian Today reported.
The detention came after video emerged of Kokorin and Mamayev in which they can be seen attacking a driver of a television host and damaged her car.
In another footage, the two footballers are found attacking Russian trade ministry officials in a cafe.
According to RT, the crime carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
Russian football clubs are expected to terminate their contracts with a lifetime ban from domestic leagues.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.