Lokomotiv footballer fined $16,300 for insulting doping control officer

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Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Lokomotiv Moscow FC footballer Igor Denisov was fined one million rubles ($16,300) for insulting a doping control officer during an out-of-competition testing earlier this week, a senior Russian anti-doping official said on Friday.

“During the doping test at the training site of Lokomotiv FC on April 16 Denisov insulted an inspector by leaving an insolent inscription in the protocol of the test,” Margarita Pakhnotskaya, Rusada’s (Russian Anti-Doping Agency) first deputy director general, said in an interview with Tass news agency.

“This is absolutely inadmissible and the Russian Football Union (RFU) jointly with the management of Lokomotiv FC reacted promptly,” she said. “The footballer was subjected to a fine of one million rubles.”

“I was also told that the player was most likely to be suspended from one of the upcoming matches,” Pakhnotskaya added.

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A decision to suspend Denisov from one of the future matches can be made only after a relevant case would be launched either by the Russian Football Union’s Control and Disciplinary Committee or Ethics Committee.

–IANS

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