"Ruining the lives of Russian children": Russia attacks UEFA for refusing to allow U-17 teams to play
Famous figure skating coach Tatyana Tarasova was outraged by the European Football Union's (UEFA) decision to allow Russian youth national teams to return to its tournaments. She accused the officials of "ruining the lives of children" and cynically forgetting about her country's crimes against Ukrainians.
Tarasova said this in a commentary to the propaganda TV channel Match TV. The former figure skater called the UEFA executives scoundrels and demanded that Russia's U-17 boys and girls national teams be allowed to participate in international competitions.
"UEFA employs shameless people, cruel and unfair. They are in charge of children's fates, and they allow themselves to dispose of them so ineptly. They are simply ruining the lives of Russian children by doing this to them - first allowing them to play, and then banning them again. Children have to play! Why do they do this to them?" said Tarasova.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, honorary president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Vyacheslav Koloskov lost heart after UEFA reversed its decision to allow the Russian U-17 national teams to participate.