Ex-CSKA player urged the Russian national team not to humiliate themselves in front of the "scum" from UEFA
Former CSKA Moscow and USSR national team striker Vladimir Ponomarev insulted the European Football Union (UEFA) for the conditions for Russian youth teams to participate in international tournaments. He demanded that Russian officials never agree to play without the flag and anthem.
Ponomarev said this in a commentary to the Match TV propaganda TV channel. He called the UEFA leaders scum, and the ban on the symbols of the aggressor country a real humiliation for its representatives, who continue to support the criminal war against Ukraine.
"You shouldn't humiliate yourself and play without a coat of arms on your chest under no circumstances! F*ck UEFA. They've just fired a trial balloon to see how we'd react and whether we'd be humiliated. They won't go anywhere without us in all sports anyway. We should not humiliate ourselves in front of this scum! The English don't want to play with us? F*ck them, f*ck these parasites. It's okay, we'll survive without matches with them. But we will probably have to be patient for another two years," Ponomarev said.
Earlier, former Spartak Moscow player Alexander Prudnikov made a similar call, saying that UEFA "will soon beg us to play". In addition, the former president of Lokomotiv and Torpedo, Ilya Gerkus, compared Russia to Hitler's Germany.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the English Football Association staged a riot over the admission of Russian boys to UEFA tournaments, refusing to play with teams from Russia. The Ukrainian Federation condemned the decision as well.