World champion in spinning fishing, Ukrainian Artur Bilan, made a decision did not return to his homeland and fled from the team’s location after the tournament in Italy. Sport is studying the details of the scandal.
Information about the escape of the fisherman was made public by the captain of the Ukrainian team, Daniil Lyasov. He attached photographs of messages received from Bilan in the middle of the night to the publication.
“”This is a common family decision. My wife doesn’t want to live in constant stress, and we have a small child who needs to go to kindergarten and school without hearing explosions. And, naturally, my wife doesn’t want me to end up in war or disposal “. And this is so! I already have two agendas, we don’t have the opportunity to resolve the issue. But we want to live! ” — this is how the athlete explained the decision, adding: “I understand that my career in Ukraine is already over.”
The Ukrainian team was in Italy, where the second ever World Street Fishing Championship was taking place. The Ukrainian team took only fifth place in the overall standings. It was Bilan, who was paired with Nazariy Bozhenko, who went fishing poorly. Their compatriots Daniil Ponomarenko and Vitaly Azarov took silver in the individual competition, but the overall result did not allow the Ukrainian team to reach the podium.
“After an unsuccessful performance at the World Championships as part of the Ukrainian national team, Arthur Bilan made such a difficult decision.” While everyone was sleeping and resting before heading home,” Lyasov accompanied the published screenshots with such a sarcastic caption.
Over the past month and a half, this is already the third case of escape of representatives of Ukrainian sports. On October 15, it became known that SMM specialist Roman Lopatin and photographer Roman Medvedev of the Ukrainian women's football club “Krivbass” did not return to Ukraine after the Champions League matches.
Earlier, 19-year-old Alexander Rasputko fled from Shakhtar's location after the away match of the UEFA Youth League with the Belgian Antwerp “(2:1), which took place on October 4. One of the main reasons was the pro-Russian views of the football player and the resulting conflicts with his teammates. The player checked in with the team for the return flight to Warsaw, but after that he disappeared at the airport and turned off his phone. One by one According to versions, he could have escaped to Russia.