In the Committee of the RFU was advised by the Church not to be jealous of football
Member of the ethics Committee of the Russian football Union (RFU) Andrey Sozin responded to the criticism of Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, who rebuked interested in football men.
«The whole world is rooting for soccer. The most popular game. I don’t think this should somehow be jealous or pretend that we should forget about it. Church and football is no comparable thing» — quoted by sozin’s radio station «Moscow Says».
Earlier, Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, who is the head of the Patriarchal Commission on family matters, protection of motherhood and childhood, the TV channel «Union» criticized men who are fond of football.
«All my life — «Zenith», «Spartacus»… And then he drank, ate, then bath, fishing, then «Zenith», «Spartacus». And that life, or what?» — said the Archpriest.
Sozin said that many of those who watch football also play it on the street. «I do not support the view that this (football. — RBC) for passive pastime», — said the representative of the RFU.