The Russian Volleyball Association formally apologized for the racism of their country's women's volleyball team coach and punished the coach for two stoppages.

Italian coach Busato, who leads Russia's national team, smiled at the camera with his two fingers slicing his eyes from side to side after reversing the Korean national team in Group 3 of the 2020 World Olympics in Tokyo 2020 in Kaliningrad, Russia. I was captured.

Tearing is a representative racist act that undermines the physical characteristics of Asians and is banned by the International Football Federation (FIFA) or the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

However, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) does not have a prohibition on the tearing ceremony.

"The Russian Volleyball Association has deeply apologized for the coach's behavior in a letter and the Busato coach also expressed his deep apologies." "I didn't mean to attack or disrespect the Korean team."

"The Russian Volleyball Association has punished Bussato for disciplinary suspension of the two international tournaments in which the Russian national team participates."

According to the association, the Russian Volleyball Association requested a deep apology and hoped to maintain a closer relationship between the two countries.

The association told the Russian Volleyball Association and the International Volleyball Federation that it would never happen again and asked for the proper institutional arrangements.

(Photo = Sport 24 Capture, Yonhap News)