MOSCOW, November 2, Vasily Bogdanov. CSKA football players Yaroslav Arbuzov , Denis Pershin and Maxim Sidelnikov were disqualified for two matches of the Youth Football League (MFL) for offensive behavior towards an opponent after the game against the capital's Spartak, the head of the control and disciplinary committee of the Russian Football Union (KDK RFU) Arthur Grigoryants told reporters.
The 15th round match ended with a score of 2:1 in favor of CSKA. After the game, Arbuzov, Pershin and Sidelnikov, together with the fans, chanted offensive chants against Spartak.
“” Throughout the game, fans of both clubs chanted obscene language and threw snowballs towards the players. CSKA players went to the stands and, together with the fans, chanted insulting chants at the opponent. Three players were in the thick of it – Arbuzov, Pershin and Sidelnikov. All three were later brought to administrative responsibility, all were fined 500 rubles (court decision). The decision of the CDC was a fine for Spartak 10 thousand rubles for throwing (foreign objects) and 30 thousand for chanting. CSKA – the same. For offensive behavior in relation to the opponent, Arbuzov, Pershin and Sidelnikov were disqualified for two MFL matches each,” Grigoryants said.
In November 2022, Spartak youth team player Mikhail Pilipenko was also disqualified for two MFL matches for chanting obscene language at CSKA during the celebration of the victory over the army team.