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Arshavin gets heat from club owner Gazprom

21 Jun 2012 11:46:57

Arshavin gets heat from club owner Gazprom

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.


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