Coach Voronkov, who called a black volleyball player a monkey, was disqualified
Russian coach Andrey Voronkov, who called a black volleyball player a monkey during a match of the Russian women’s championship, has had his disqualification reduced. It is reported by TASS.
The Secretary General of the All-Russian Volleyball Federation (VVF), Alexander Yaremenko, said that the organization made the second year of sanctions conditional for the specialist. He will be able to resume work from May 19. It is noted that in case of violations, the period of disqualification will be renewed.
On May 30, 2022, the VFV disciplinary commission disqualified Voronkov for two years. The decision was taken unanimously.
The incident occurred on May 13, 2022 during a match between Lokomotiv and Uralochka. During one of the time-outs, Voronkov, who at that time was the coach of the Kaliningraders, called the Cuban Ailama Montalvo from the Yekaterinburg team a monkey. Uralochka urged Voronkov to apologize for his remarks about the black volleyball player, and the athlete herself left the club.
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