FIFA can disqualify Vida for the motto "Glory to Ukraine!" - MASS MEDIA

08 July 2018, 17:09 | Sports
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FIFA began an investigation into the statements of Croatia's defender Domagoya Vidy after Croatia's victory over the Russian national team at the World Cup, reports The Sun.

The species and breeder of Kiev "Dynamo" Ognjen Vukojevic recorded a video in which they conveyed a kind of greetings to the Ukrainian fans. Vida at the beginning of the video said "Glory to Ukraine".

"FIFA is considering various reports from this match, including looking for evidence of violation of regulations in this episode. But understand, until we have evaluated all the information, we can not comment on it, "the FIFA representative said in a comment to the British edition.

We add that the FIFA disciplinary code states that anyone who provokes an audience during a match can be punished with two matches of disqualification and a minimum fine of 5,000 Swiss francs (about 4,300 euros).

Note that Vida himself explained to Russian media his comment as a joke.

"This victory is for Croatia. No policy. This is a joke. I have friends there since the times of "Dinamo", I had nothing else in mind. I love Russian people. It was just a joke, "says the correspondent of the newspaper Sports. en.

In the evening of July 7, the Croatian team in the penalty shoot-out beat Russia and reached the semifinal of the 2018 World Cup. There it will be waiting for the England team, which the day before won a team of Sweden.

________________________ Recall, 9 countries, including Ukraine, Australia, Finland, Japan, Denmark, Iceland, Great Britain, Poland, Sweden, declared a diplomatic boycott of the World Championship in Russia. The reasons for this were the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine and Syria, the poisoning of Russian ex-intelligence agent Sergey Skripal in Britain, the starvation of Ukrainian political prisoners, including the director Oleg Sentsov, and the systematic violation of human rights in the Russian Federation.

Unlimited hunger strike Sentsov announced May 14, 2018. His main demand is the release of more than 60 Ukrainian political prisoners who are behind bars in Russia. This requirement of the director was supported by the US State Department, the EU, the Canadian Parliament and.

In 2015, a Russian court illegally sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in a strict-security colony. The actions in support of the director were held all over the world, including in Russia.

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