Estonian players apologize for taking pictures with Russian national team coach Karpin
HELSINKI, January 4 – RIA Novosti. The Estonian Football Association sent a joint statement to the media on Wednesday apologizing for a photo with national team players Konstantin Vasiliev and Sergey Zenev, as well as assistant head coach Andres Opera’s Russian national football team head coach Valery Karpin.
Andrei Stepanov, the former football player of the Estonian national team, on December 31 posted on social networks a photo from a restaurant in which Karpin, as well as Vasiliev, Zenev, Oper and several players who previously played in the national team, participated. Republic. Karpin is a native of the Estonian city of Narva.
Earlier, Estonian Culture Minister Piret Hartman condemned former and current members of the national team who posed with Karpin. Estonian football players were also criticized by the football fan organization MTU Jalgpallihaigla.
On the other hand, Estonian Football Union President Aivar Pohlak did not criticize the players for meeting with the Russian coach, noting that it is important to protect the right to know and meet people who think differently.
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