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Forward “Locomotive” and the Russian team CSKA Moscow in an interview with TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak has commented on the situation around the players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev.
Smolov believes that Kokorin and Mamaev should be punished for their actions. But the fact that players with Oct be detained in jail, the striker considers “unreasonable, harsh, and cruel.” In addition, Smolov urged not to make of this story “demonstrative flogging”.
“I believe that if I was in that moment with them, this would not have happened,” concluded the striker.
Kokorin and Mamaev are in jail as defendants in three criminal cases under articles “Hooliganism” and “Assault”. They will stay in custody until at least February 8th. Smolov has acted with words of support to both players after their detention.
In early October the players staged two fights in Moscow. In the first case, Kokorin and Mamaev attacked the driver leading the First channel of Olga Ushakova. After that they went to one of the cafes of the capital, beat official of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Pack and CEO of the US Sergey Gaisin.
Smolov played with Kokorin in the same club — Moscow “Dynamo”, and as a player of “Krasnodar” forward played with Mamaev. All three were involved in matches for national team of Russia.
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