Sep 15, 2020
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TASS: a case was opened against Roman Shirokov for beating an arbitrator

The police opened a criminal case on the statement of referee Nikita Danchenkov about the beating by the former football player of the Russian national team Roman Shirokov, reports TASS, citing a source in law enforcement agencies.

According to the agency, a criminal case was initiated under the article "Intentional infliction of minor harm to health." The punishment for such an offense is a fine of up to 40 thousand rubles or 480 hours of compulsory labor, or a year of correctional labor, or four months of arrest.

According to Shirokov's lawyer Vadim Lyalin, neither he nor his client have received an official notification of the initiation of a criminal case. However, the lawyer said that he saw the corresponding decree in the database.

Recall that on August 10, during an amateur match between Spartak and the team of the Match TV channel, former Russian national team player Roman Shirokov beat referee Nikita Danchenkov after he showed him a red card.

As journalist Dmitry Yegorov said on his Twitter account, the injured judge removed the beatings and intends to sue the attacker. Egorov also posted the face of the arbiter on social media after the incident.

Shirokov, in turn, after the incident, apologized on Instagram for his act in front of the beaten judge, the organizers of the tournament, his teammates and spectators. However, the management of the Match TV channel decided to remove the ex-striker of the Russian national team from broadcasts.

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