RPL decided to investigate the detention of CSKA fans after the match with Zenit

RPL: police actions endangered people's health at CSKA-Zenit match

The Russian Premier League (RPL) will hold its own investigation of the incident at the match between CSKA and Zenit in Moscow. This was reported by RIA Novosti.

Earlier it became known about the mass arrests of fans of the home team. The RPL indicated that “the measures taken by the police obviously violated the comfort and endangered the health of people.”

Russian Premier LeagueWhat happened

On November 28, after the match of the 16th round of the Russian football championship, police officers carried out a mass arrest of fans. Prior to that, fans of the red-blue could not leave the VEB-Arena, which hosted the meeting, for more than an hour. Then police and riot police gathered at the exit from the sectors, who began to massively send fans to paddy wagons, and, according to the agency's source, there were women and minors among the detainees.

Presumably, the actions of the police may be related to the use of fans by fans. CSKA pyrotechnics during the match.

CSKA reaction

The CSKA football club issued an official statement after the match, in which it condemned the fans who carried the pyrotechnics into the stadium. At the same time, the club noted that innocent people should not suffer from the actions of several persons.

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CSKA also promised to make every effort to help those who were not involved in what happened. In addition, the club will provide free legal advice to fans caught in the police.

Not the first arrest

In October, police officers brutally treated Spartak fans after the match against Zenit in the RPL 12th round in St. Petersburg. Then a fan of the Moscow club said that during the break between the first and second half, about a hundred fans of the Moscow team went to the exit from the stadium, but they refused to let them go.

“Stewards and riot police flew at us. They began to catch those who yelled the loudest, beat everyone with clubs and shockers. They took me to the department. A police officer shouted because someone had leaked this information to the Telegram channel. The guy who is there now has a broken head, “he stressed.

Later, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the fans were prosecuted for petty hooliganism.