The story happened in mid-August. Known in the past as a footballer of the Russian national team, and now a TV expert Roman Shirokov during a match of amateur teams, he beat the referee right on the football field, who showed him a red card.
Massacre at the Celebrity Cup
It all happened during the 1/4 finals match of the Moscow Celebrity Cup, in which the MatchTV team and the Nothing unusual team met. At one point, Roman Shirokov, who plays for TV, was dissatisfied with the decision of the match referee Nikita Danchenkovwho, in the opinion of the player, missed a foul. After that Shirokov shouted obscenities at the judge: "What are you, ***** (stunned)?"
The arbiter was not at a loss and reached into his pocket for a red card. Another famous player tried to stop him Andrey Tikhonov... At this time Shirokov shouts another threatening phrase: "Show red - ***** (hit)!" The judge showed Shirokov hit. First, with a fist in the face, then he began to finish off the lying one with his foot. All the players of the match saw this, and some even managed to film the whole process on video, although the match was already broadcast on YouTube.
“This is unacceptable, disgusting and horrible. Very strange behavior. As an organizer, I would like it to come to the police. A lot of people saw it live, and all this from a million angles. And this is from people with whom we are completely friends. And it happened from scratch ”? - said the organizer of the tournament shortly after the incident Herman El Clasico... The injured referee filmed the beatings in the hospital on the same day and wrote a statement to the police.
Here is an excerpt from the police interrogation protocol. The injured Nikita Danchenkov said that after the match he again crossed paths with Shirokov: “On the way to the locker room, Shirokov and his child passed us by, and at that moment he said the following phrase:“ This is for you (all the judges) for yesterday. ”
He meant that the day before, on August 9, 2020, a football match took place between the Spartak and Sochi teams, which ended with a score of 2: 2 and was remembered by the work of the referees' team, with which Shirokov was apparently dissatisfied. "
After some time, albeit not immediately, Roman Shirokov decided to apologize to Danchenkov by publishing a post on Instagram.
“Based on the results of yesterday's match and the incident in it, I would like to express my sincere apologies to Nikita for such an inappropriate act committed by me. I am well aware that not assigning an obvious penalty and then showing a red card cannot be a reason to swing your arms. I hope Nikita will be back in action as soon as possible. I also want to apologize to the tournament organizers, my Match TV teammates and the audience, ”Shirokov wrote.
By what article should Shirokov be judged?
As a result, a criminal case was opened against Roman Shirokov under article 115 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Intentional infliction of minor harm to health"). The maximum punishment, depending on the paragraph of the article, is imprisonment for two years. But more often in such cases, other sanctions are applied - correctional labor or a fine.
Victim's lawyer Alexander Ostrovsky I strongly disagree with the article incriminated against Shirokov. In his opinion, the ex-footballer deserves a tougher punishment.
“It is likely that a criminal case has been opened. Most likely, according to article 115 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, on the second point. We have not been officially notified yet.
We disagree with this qualification. We will file a complaint with the prosecutor's office and the Investigative Committee.
We believe there is intent here. This is attempted murder and the police misclassified.
Shirokov kicked in the head, and if you didn’t cover your head with your hands, it would fly off, ”Ostrovsky told the Championship.
The lawyer also told about what article he wants to judge Shirokov.
“We analyzed all the body movements on the video every second - fortunately, there are a lot of video materials. And we came to the firm conviction that in this case Shirokov's actions should be qualified as attempted murder out of hooligan motives.
The article is very long and serious. Article 105 through the 30th - attempted murder. In reality, this cannot be, but in general - (punishment) from 20 years. In reality, it can be ten, given that he has not previously been convicted. Although he has a very bad track record of bullying. "
The investigation continues, and Roman Shirokov himself is still at the bottom, since immediately after the incident he was removed from all broadcasts on the "Match".