What They're Saying: Vladimir Nikolsky

"Watch the soccer without a commentator."

-- Russian TV play-by-play announcer Vladimir Nikolsky with his parting words as he left the booth of the Russian third division match between Torpedo Vladimir and Tekstilshchik Ivanovo after a two-minute rant about the referee, leaving viewers to watch the remainder of the game without commentary. He was upset two blatant penalties weren't awarded to Torpedo, his home club. Because of the distances in Russia, home teams are required to provide an announcer for televised games. (Komsomolskaya Pravda via BBC Sport)
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