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Arshavin gets heat from club owner Gazprom

21 June 2012 11:46

Russia's captain Andrei Arshavin came under attack from the owner of his club Thursday after he had dismissed the national squad's poor Euro 2012 performance as a problem only for the fans.

"How can a citizen of Russia treat the honour of his country like that?" Gazprom deputy chairman Valery Golubev was quoted as saying by Interfax.

A company spokesman also appeared to rule out an immediate role for Arshavin -- currently on loan to Zenit from Arsenal -- in future commercials for the state-owned company.

"Arshavin is not taking any part in Gazprom advertising right now," spokesman Sergei Kuprianov was quoted as saying. Arshavin this year fronted a major advertising campaign for Gazprom.

Source: AFP