Footballers Mamayev and Kokorin to remain detained in hooliganism case
MOSCOW, October 19 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Friday upheld detention for Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev charged with hooliganism and battery, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
An appeal against detention of Kokorin’s brother Kirill was also dismissed. The three defendants will stay jailed until December 8.
The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow ordered detention for Mamayev, Kokorin, his brother Kirill and coach Alexander Protasovitsky last week.
Allegedly, they initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. According to the police, a driver of a Russian TV journalist received a nose fracture during a first incident on a street in central Moscow.
Two hours later, ministry of industry and trade official Denis Pak and CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin were assaulted by the footballers in a coffee bar and had to undergo medical treatment, the police stated. Pak reportedly sustained a concussion. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.