Russian player who was beaten banned for 6 matches
The Russian Football Union has handed out bans and fines to topflight club Terek Grozny and a player from an opposing team who was beaten by security officers during a match in Chechnya two weeks ago.
Spartak Gogniev, a striker for FC Krasnodar, had shoved a referee after being sent off during the Nov. 4 match. He then had his ribs and nose broken by security officers.
The Football Union banned Gogniev for six matches and fined him 50,000 rubles ($1,600).
Terek was fined 500,000 rubles and ordered to play its next two home matches at neutral stadiums in other towns.
The coach of the Terek reserve team and an assistant also were fined 500,000 rubles and banned for a year.
Terek is supported by Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, whose security forces have been accused of torture and extrajudicial killings.