“I remain of my opinion that one could find a way out of the situation without depriving the guys of freedom. They are not children! We realized what we had done, understood that it was impossible to disturb public order, ”Kadyrov wrote in his Telegram.

He believes that the fact that the public condemned them was enough for the athletes, as they were used to the fans' love. In his opinion, it was not worth breaking players the business of their whole life.

“We lost domestic football, Kokorin and Mamaev, millions of football fans. I do not think that those with whom a conflict has arisen are triumphant. What happened should be a lesson for all the stars and the whole society, ”Kadyrov emphasized.

On September 6, 2019, the court granted the request for parole of brothers Alexander and Kirill Kokorins and Mamaev.

Journalist Vasily Utkin spoke about the release of Kokorin and Mamaev.

On October 11, 2018, Pavel Mamaev, Alexander Kokorin, his brother Kirill and Alexander Protasovitsky were arrested on charges of beating the head of the department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Pak, as well as the driver of TV presenter Olga Ushakova Vitaly Solovchuk.