Former attackers of Vladikavkaz Alania and Georgia's national team Georgiy Demetradze commented on the arrest of Russian football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev. His word leads Sport Express.
Demetradze, who served for two and a half years in a Georgian prison, believes that both players will be released to the castle. In his opinion, the court should have taken into account the contribution of Kokorin and Mamayev to Russian football.
"What can I recommend them?" Tolerate and wait for release. I think they are treated well with respect. They are, nevertheless, honored people in Russia, says Demetradze.
Mamaev and Kokorin were imprisoned as defendants in three criminal cases initiated under the articles "hooliganism" and "beatings". The arrest of football players expires on December 8th. On 19 October, the appeal against Mamaev and Kokorin's defense was rejected for the change of preventive action by the court.
On October 8, the football players became the instigator of two fights in Moscow. Initially, they hosted the TV host Olga Ushakova, then went to one of the major coffee shops, where they beat officials – a representative of Industry Department Denis Pak and Sergey Gaysin, Director General of FSUE "NAMI".
Demetradze is famous for its performances for "Alania", "Lokomotiv", Kiev "Dynamo", as well as Spanish "Real Sociedad". In 2010, he was arrested for links with organized crime and spent two and a half years in a Georgian prison.