Swedish journalist Marie Lehmann: Russian youth team removed from flight for drunkenness and smoking
Russian youth ice hockey team. Photo: Joel Marklund / Globallookpress.com
The Russian youth ice hockey team was unable to fly out of Calgary, Canada after the 2022 World Youth Championship was canceled. This is reported on Twitter by Swedish journalist Marie Lehmann, who was supposed to fly on the same flight with the team.
Lehmann said that the national teams of Russia and the Czech Republic were removed from the flight to Frankfurt am Main. She stated that some hockey players behaved indecently at the airport. The journalist noted that the reason for the denial of boarding was drunkenness, smoking and the refusal of athletes to wear masks.
On December 29, it became known about the cancellation of the youth ice hockey world championship due to outbreaks of coronavirus in several teams. In the Russian national team, two players became infected, among them was 17-year-old Matvey Michkov. The players were quarantined.
Before the cancellation of the championship, it was reported that the match between the national teams of Russia and Slovakia at the MFM was canceled. The Russian team was awarded a technical defeat with a score of 0: 1. Teams from the United States and the Czech Republic, where cases of coronavirus were also identified, were also awarded technical injuries.