€300K fine for T-shirt with Putin

As was previously reported by belsat.eu, the player of the Moscow football club “Locomotive” Dmitry Tarasov was teasing fans of the Turkish “Fenerbahche” by wearing a t-shirt with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After the game of the Europa League, which the Russians lost 0:2 in Istanbul, the Russian squad midfielder took off a club T-shirt, under which he had a T-shirt with a photo of Vladimir Putin, and the inscription “Polite president.”

The club management decided to fine the midfield €300 thousand for a “provocative act.” His behavior on the football field will also be assess by the UEFA. Dmitry Tarasov (he makes about €2 million per year) argues that he respects the president of Russia and believes that he has the right to express their attitude to the head of state.

It should be noted that the maximum fine that can be imposed by the UEFA is €100, 000. The Russian Labour Code provides for a few cases where the employer can reduce the salary for disciplinary purposes. According to experts, the Tarasov’s case does not fall under any of the provisions of the Russian legislation.


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