FIFA World Cup final pitch invader given 15 day jail term

FIFA World Cup final pitch invader given 15 day jail term

A Moscow Court has given a 15 -day jail sentence to one of those four people who interrupted the pitch during the Sunday match. The FIFA World Cup final was held between France and Croatia. The invader was put into prison for a period of 15 days as they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms. Three others are due to be sentenced later on Monday. The four were identified as Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Pakhtusva, Olga Kurachyova and Pyotr Verzilov, the only male.


The Judge of Moscow Court also banned the pitch invader, Veronika Nikulshina from attending sports events for three years. Kurachyova said their stunt, which held up the game only briefly, was meant promote freedom and condemn policies of FIFA, soccer`s global governing body. “It is a pity that we disrupted the sportsmen,” Kurachyova told Reporters.

by Priti on July 17, 2018

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