Russian Rugby Club Suspends Georgian Players' Contracts

The Russian rugby club "Slava" has suspended the contracts of two Georgian rugby players. According to Rustavi 2 TV, "Slava" suspended the contracts of Rezi Brodzeli and Saba Iluridze. The reason behind the Russian side’s irritation was the fact that during the game, the Georgian rugby players covered their eyes with their hands after kicking a field goal. In this form, they expressed solidarity towards the June 20 events and protest rallies in Georgia.

“They thought that such an action was political and directed against Russia. With this gesture, I expressed support to my nation, not to the politicians”, Georgian rugby player Rezi Brodzeli told Rugby TV.

 By Ana Dumbadze 

03 July 2019 10:51