The Russian Football Union (RFU) complained about political statements made by Ukrainian head coach Aleksandr Petrakov
Petrakov was accused of unacceptable comments by Russian football chiefs. © Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile via Getty Images
The Russian Football Union (RFU) has said it will be “satisfied” if reports are correct that international football governing bodies have responded to its complaints against Ukrainian coach Aleksandr Petrakov, who has been accused of making “discriminatory” remarks.
The RFU expressed its anger towards comments made by Petrakov in which he stated that he had petitioned Ukraine authorities to allow him to take up arms against Russian military forces, as well as calling for Russia to receive a blanket ban from all international sport.
The deputy secretary general of the RFU, Denis Rogachev, had reportedly described the statements as being in opposition to the accepted principles of sport, as well as being a gross politicization of football.
The RFU confirmed earlier this week that it had submitted an official complaint to both FIFA and UEFA.