The general director of the Moscow “Spartak” Evgeny Melezhikov spoke about the work of referees at matches involving the capital club.
“We are just systematically moving along with the refereeing committee to understand the rules of the game that we have. A lot of innovations. It is clear that the players may not be aware of these innovations. Therefore, at the meeting, the additionally introduced criteria were explained to us in detail, ”Melezhikova quotes “Sport-Express”.
According to him, all the rules of the game are regulated by additional criteria of the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the European Union of Football Associations (UEFA).
“For our part, we understood the complexity of the work of arbitrators. In no case do not criticize the judges. But we want and will receive, within the framework of a constructive dialogue, the clarifications that we need to understand the situation,” he added.
The Expert Referee Commission (ESC) of the Russian Football Union (RFU) recognized the decision of Kirill Levnikov not to show the second yellow card to the red-and-white forward Alexander Sobolev as erroneous (32nd minute). Also, the ESC recognized Levnikov’s decision to count Roman Zobnin’s goal against Krasnodar (35th minute) as correct and did not see an error in the decision to remove Alexander Chernikov (37th) from the field.
“Spartak” (ten points) following the results of four rounds leads the standings of the Russian Premier League (RPL). In second place is the capital CSKA (ten). St. Petersburg’s Zenit (seven), which will play on August 6 in Grozny with Akhmat, can catch up with the Moscow clubs.
Earlier it was reported that Spartak met with the RFU referees and discussed the interpretation of the controversial episodes.