Oleg Sobutsky, the owner of the Agrobusiness football club and former vice-president of the Ukrainian Football Association, who is fighting in the east of the country with weapons in his hands, believes that the head of the UAF, Andriy Pavelko, brought a lot of trouble to Ukrainian football by his actions and inaction and should be punished for this, writes Apostrophe.
“I do not think that Pavelko will come out unscathed, – quotes Oleg Sobutsky YouTube channel SportArena. – How much he stole, how much trouble he brought to Ukrainian football … I am sure that he will not come back. There are enough people to replace Pavelko, but who would agree? You have to come to the ruins. What kind of debt is everything driven into. Andrey Shevchenko? He has authority among football people and you can build a team around him“.
He noted that football experts and functionaries should study the activities of Pavelko.
“Pavelko first of all should summarize his activities. First, not elections, but a conference. Let him report how much he received from FIFA, UEFA, covid programs, in general, for all programs. How much funds came to the balance of the association, and where they went and how they were distributedb,” he noted.
The former head of the Ukrainian Veteran Football Association answered the question whether it was true that he was removed from the UAF because he refused to vote for Andriy Pavelko, and whether it was true that people from the UAF executive committee were offered 20-30 thousand dollars to vote for the removal Sobutsky from his position in the UAF.
“Indeed, it was. We are the only association that refused to nominate Pavelko as a candidate for the post of head of the UAF. And they began to force everyone so that there were no more candidates. There was a lot of pressure on us. And also the protocol of our meeting was forged. I called Munteanu, Bibi, Markevich – no one voted … But there was a protocol in which we all voted in full and nominated Pavelka … Cilibi was the first to write a statement, now everyone will write statements … We filed a lawsuit because Pavelka created a clone of the veteran football association … There will be a lot of ships,” the soldier said.
In 2020, Oleg Sobutsky was accused of beating referee Ivanov after the Agribusiness-Minay match and was banned from football for life. However, recently in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, the case of Sobutsky was considered and instead of a lifelong disqualification, they were given five years.
Oleg Sobutsky cannot eat because of Pavelko:
“There is a lot of evidence of my innocence,” explains Sobutsky. – And they will soon swim out … Then you will hear how Ivanov agreed on how much. In Lausanne there was only one question – beat or not. I was not allowed to speak, the court asked a question, I answered and left. I had already arrived in Frankfurt, but it was late at night. They write to me that the UAF asked the referee to come forward with additional confirmation. This evidence testified that I allegedly gave the command to my guys to take the flags with which the side judges in order to rape them more … I don’t know what it is. This is what the judges should probably ask. But they made such statements. And this affected my further disqualification for 5 years. They lost the case … They had one way out – this. It’s totally unacceptable in my opinion.“.
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