Russia’s WC2018 bid leader Alexei Sorokin is bitching about England again
Saucer of milk with that?
The claws are out in the race to host World Cup 2018, with Russia’s representative Alexei Sorokin deciding to have another catty pop at England’s credentials to host the tournament.
Speaking to Russian paper Sport Express, possibly while getting a pedicure and thumbing through the latest issue of Heat magazine, Sorokin wondered why FIFA would want to turn over their pride and joy to a nation of pissed up robbers:
It’s no secret, for example, that London has the highest crime rate compared with the other major European cities, and also the highest level of alcohol consumption among young people.
But why should we poke our nose into that when everybody knows the truth?
…while also questioning the country’s response to racist abuse directed at ‘irrelevant’ striker Peter Odemwingie:
The British press are going on about this to distract attention from their own problems.
On the same day the Odemwingie banana banners were flown at Lokomotiv Moscow, English fans in Manchester were burning an American flag.
We knew about this but did not focus on it, although it could start a conversation about the lack of tolerance and inciting ethnic hatred by English fans.
The [banana] banner was not a racist. It was directed against a particular irrelevant football player.
Sorokin’s also had an explanation for why Odemwingie might have spoken out about the banner. Apparently he’s a bit lonely and needed the attention:
Maybe he simply wants to become more popular. In any case, I am sorry that this is happening.
Before hilariously signing off from the interview with:
We do not behave like an old lady aunt alone in her kitchen, being nasty about the neighbours.
No, of course not Alexei.
It’s not the first time the obviously mental Russian has courted controversy. In May he responded to bid rival Lord Coe’s assertion Three Lions’ fans were the best supporters by saying:
I know Lord Coe well. He is a most decent person. But I do not understand what ‘the best supporters’ mean. Maybe he meant that English football fans are the utmost hooligans. If that’s so, I am ready to agree and hand over supremacy to them.
Wherever the English fans travel they create huge problems for the hosts. In this sense they are indeed ‘the best’.
Ooh, we see what you did there. Witty.