Zenit St Petersburg star and 2018 World Cup hero Artem Dzyuba has been dropped by the Russian squad ahead of this week’s international fixtures after a video of him masturbating leaked online.
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Manager Stanislav Cherchesov confirmed that the 32-year-old captain had been axed for the upcoming games against Moldova, Turkey and Serbia (via The Sun).
The situation with Artem Dzyuba has nothing to do with the Russian national team from a sports point of view.
Therefore, we see no need to give detailed evaluative comments on this matter.
However, the coaching staff of the national team understands very well that the national team should prepare for the November matches with Moldova, Turkey and Serbia in conditions of maximum concentration and not be distracted by extraneous things.
We have always emphasised that everyone, both on and off the football field, must correspond to the level and status of a player in the national team.
Seems a bit harsh, doesn’t it? I mean the pre-match handshakes would have been awkward but aside from that I don’t see any reason why Dzyuba should miss 3 games just because a video of him wanking is doing the rounds. After all, who amongst us has not wanked? It’s like Russia is pretending like nobody else masturbates or something.
Besides, when you can do stuff like this, feels like you should get a pass over a leaked video of you bashing the bishop:
No intel on who leaked the video or whether it constitutes an invasion of privacy, but it’s surprising that Russia would give a damn to the point that they would allow their captain to miss these important fixtures. Unless he requested not to play? I guess I’d want some time off too if a video of me jerking it was doing the rounds. No man looks good wanking on camera and that’s just a fact.
For the Albanian WAG who says life as a WAG is hard because footballers prefer wanking to sex, click HERE. Looks like she was onto something?