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    Locomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov features an inner shirt with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the slogan The most polite President, following a Europa League first leg round of 32, soccer match against Fenerbahce in Istanbul, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

    Moscow Lokomotiv Fines Midfielder Tarasov 300,000 Euros Over Putin T-Shirt

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    Moscow’s Lokomotiv football club imposed 300,000 euros record fine on midfielder Dmitry Tarasov for the public display of a T-shirt with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin after a game in Istanbul.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow’s Lokomotiv football club has fined halfback Dmitry Tarasov 300,000 euros for the public display of a T-shirt with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin after a game in Istanbul, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday.

    On Wednesday, UEFA said it had opened a disciplinary case against the Russian football club over the incident. The case is due to be considered by the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body on March 17.

    "The Lokomotiv leadership has been so disappointed with the incident in Istanbul that it has taken extreme measures and imposed record sanctions in the club's history," the source told R-Sport.

    "Some 300,000 euros will be deducted from Tarasov's salary as well as all bonuses that he could get in February," the source said.


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