"He just got drunk": Russian national team star takes offence at Seleznyov for insulting Russians
Former Russian national team footballer Vladislav Radimov responded in a peculiar way to former Shakhtar and Dnipro striker Yevhen Seleznyov, who had previously called his move to Kuban Krasnodar in 2016 a mistake. The UEFA Cup winner recalled a story about how the Ukrainian spoke unflatteringly about representatives of the aggressor country.
Radimov spoke about this on the air of the propaganda TV channel Match TV. According to the UEFA EURO 96 participant, Ukrainian and Russian footballers had a feast during which Seleznyov called Russians a*sholes and made claims against them.
"About the Seleznyov story. The year is around 2020. The general company is a few Russian and Ukrainian footballers. At some point, Seleznyov, having drunk two or three glasses of wine, starts making claims: "You are Russian a*sholes..." And so on... And the players are all famous, they played at the World Cup and European Championships, I won't just name names. I realise that he is starting to overdo it, he doesn't stop. He was just drunk. And all the other Ukrainian guys calmed him down. In the end, we parted ways calmly," Radimov said.
Earlier, Seleznyov, who retired from football on 6 June, impressed all fans with a sweatshirt with a message to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Yevhen Seleznyov said that he was threatened with execution if he came to his native Makiivka because of his anti-war stance.