Football club “Sochi” on its official website published a video apology defender Ivan Miladinovic to the address of the CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalova.
Miladinovic in the final minutes of Sunday’s match of the fifth round of the Russian Premier League (RPL) with CSKA (0:0) got Chalova hand in the face. In the end, the striker of CSKA was diagnosed with a fracture of the nasal bones with displacement. On Wednesday, the Control and disciplinary Committee of the Russian football Union (CDC RFU) has banned Miladinovich for four games.
As explained by the “Sochi” on their official website, the Serbian defender before the session, the FTC has recorded a video message for Chalova and the CSKA fans, which was sent to the capital club and personally the attacker, but was not published earlier to avoid any influence on the final decision of the Committee.
“Hey, Theodore, I wish you a speedy recovery and return to the field. We do one thing, and in football, happen episodes. Was a good game, and to resist you – not an easy task. The entire match we joined with you in combat. I have never in my mind was not to cause you injury as well, and I hope you have,” said Miladinovic.
In conclusion, the protector of citizens made a reference to the famous chants of CSKA fans. “The hydrogen bomb? No! Fedya No. 9? Yes!” concluded his address, Miladinovic.