Tymoshchuk was humiliated in Russia
Former Ukrainian national football team captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, who is an assistant coach at Zenit, was not included in the St Petersburg squad for the retro match between Zenit and the Russian national team. The 44-year-old native of Lutsk was excluded from the team at the last minute.
Initially, Tymoshchuk's participation in the match was announced by the Russian Football Union (RFU). After a while, the mention of Anatoliy disappeared from the RFU website.
The situation with the Ukrainian was also highlighted by the well-known Russian commentator Alexei Andronov.
"And where is the coach of All Russia, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk?" - the journalist asked ironically.
It's worth noting that Tymoshchuk's photo is featured on the game's promotional poster.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Tymoshchuk is trying to obtain a Romanian passport. In this way, Anatoliy is trying to circumvent the sanctions imposed on him by the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC).
As a reminder, Anatoliy refused to condemn Russia for the attack on Ukraine and only managed to squeeze out a small Instagram story in which he simply called for peace.
In turn, Ukrainian soldiers wiped their feet on Anatoliy's T-shirt. And on Tymoshchuk's birthday, the Lutsk City Council stripped the former Ukrainian national team player of the title of "Honorary Citizen of the City".
The UAF deprived Anatoliy Tymoshchuk of all sports awards and titles, and removed him from the official registers of national teams because of his tacit support for the criminal actions of Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.