Football: Rayo Vallecano could borrow Ukraine's Lunin from Real Madrid

Source : 112 Ukraine

This team's fans previously called Ukrainian forward Roman Zozulya 'fascist'
10:51, 20 August 2018

Rayo Vallecano, the football team from Madrid, is interested in borrowing Andriy Lunin, the Ukrainian goalkeeper whom Real Madrid purchased recently. According to Gol, Rayo Vallecano considers the option of borrowing the Ukrainian in order to create competition for the 33-year-old seasoned veteran Alberto Garcia. 

Rayo also thinks of borrowing Roberto Jimenez, who, unlike Lunin, is now seeking practice.

Last year, Rayo Vallecano created a fuss around Roman Zozulya, the forward of Ukraine's national team. They called the player a 'fascist', referring to his support of Ukrainian military in Donbas. 

Related: Real Madrid present Andriy Lunin to their fans

Last month, a fan club of Oviedo FC (Spain) stood against the contract with Roman Zozulya, which the team's management considered back then. Pena Azul Otero group treated the Ukrainian forward not worthy enough to wear the team's T-shirt. 'Do not sign in with Zozulya. He has ties with Ukrainian neo-Nazi and paramilitary groups', read the message on Twitter

Other football supporters posted similar things, perceiving Roman 'the Nazi who doesn't belong to the football'. 

Zozulya already experienced this particular trouble in January 2017, when he tried to sign in with another team from Spanish top football league, Rayo Vallecano. Back then, the football fans also took him as a Nazi. Roman tried to explain it; he emphasized that the Ukrainian volunteer battalions, which he supported during the war in Donbas in 2014-2015, have nothing to do with the Nazism. However, his explanations changed nothing.

Related: Ukrainian goalkeeper Lunin transferred to Real Madrid

Related: Football: Oviedo FC fan club charges Ukraine's Zozulya with 'neo-Nazism'

Related: Football: Betis, Rayo Vallecano break agreement with Ukraine’s Zozulya

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