Alexander Panov (right) Photo: Vladimir Rodionov / RIA Novosti
Former forward of Petersburg Zenit and national team of Russia on football Alexander Panov has ceased to communicate with journalists on a free basis and began to ask for 500 rubles for the interview. It is reported Sports.ru.
The journalists wanted to get comments Panova before a friendly match national team of Russia with France. The football player replied that he would communicate with the press only on a commercial basis. “500 rubles on the phone. And any question will answer,” he said. Sports.ru again contacted the former striker. At this time, the athlete agreed to speak for free, “Damn, then I had to ask. Well, [money] not necessary.”
According to a footballer, he was tired, many used the opportunity to speak with him “for free”. So he began to require a minimum amount for a question on any topic.
The striker played for “Zenit” from 1994 to 1995, from 1997 to 2000 and from 2006 to 2008. For the Petersburg team he spent 123 games in which he scored 30 goals. The assets of the sportsman 17 matches and 4 goals for Russia.
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