The president of the club, who refused to apologize to Ukraine, boastfully called himself "the only one who defends Russia"
"Fenerbahce" Istanbul President Ali Koç expressed his admiration for the cooperation with "Zenit" St. Petersburg club, as well as the opportunity to hold training camps in Russia. The head of the Turkish club added that he has always defended the aggressor country in the Association of European Clubs (EUA).
Koç stated this in a commentary for the Fotospor publication. According to the newspaper, the president of Fenerbahce sends his team to St. Petersburg to get a contract with Gazprom, trying to pull the Russians, who previously announced cooperation with Besiktas, to his side.
"I was the only one who defended Russia in the EUA. I attach great importance to the relationship with Zenit," Koç said.
These words of the head of the Istanbul club did not come as a surprise. Last season, during a Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv, Fenerbahce fans chanted the name of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. After that, Koc said that he did not intend to apologize to Ukrainians for the incident.
Later in the Europa League match against Kyiv, "canary" fans staged a new pro-Russian provocation. They posed with the flag of the aggressor country.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, honorary president of the Russian Football Union Vyacheslav Koloskov said that UEFA and FIFA are "waiting for Russia" to return to world soccer again.