"The Estonian is ruining": the head coach of the Russian national football team was called an enemy of Russia in the State Duma
State Duma deputy Roman Teryushkov harshly criticized the head coach of the Russian national team, Valery Karpin. The official reminded the football specialist that he has Estonian citizenship and called his actions as the national team's coach hostile.
Teryushkov said this in an interview with RB Sport. In particular, he was outraged by Karpin's calls for Russian players to leave the championship of the aggressor country in order not to stew in their own juices, improve their skills and develop their careers in Europe.
"The Russian Football Federation has entrusted the Estonian Karpin with the position of head coach of the Russian national football team. Karpin has been doing a great job in this position: he calls on our athletes to move to countries unfriendly to Russia, breaks up the national team by calling up 50 people, demotivates players within the team and reduces the positive attitude towards domestic football. We can find out how the RFU assesses these actions, which are more like hostile, from the upcoming press releases of the union," said Teryushkov.
Earlier, Karpin was called a "traitor" and demanded to be "brought to justice" after calling on players to leave Russia. In September, the Russian national team disgraced itself in three games, drawing twice and losing to the Egyptian Olympic team.