What They're Saying: Igor Lebedev

"I want to call on fans to stop this. This is not just a problem with our fans' perception of African American and black players. The problem is elsewhere: none of this bad behavior will stop until we start punishing it."

-- Igor Lebedev, Russian parliament's deputy speaker and a big soccer fan, saying what few Russian officials have ever said. (Championat via AFP)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Igor Lebedev".
  1. Wooden Ships, March 31, 2018 at 9:03 a.m.

    Mr. Lebedev, i will volunteer my Gestaldt, post incident, therapeutic intervention counseling services to the Cup. Two way passage and a perdiem is all it would take.

  2. Ginger Peeler replied, March 31, 2018 at 10:05 a.m.

    Oh, good one, WS! I seem to be following you around this morning. 

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