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Croatian football player Vida apologized to Russians for saying ‘Glory to Ukraine’

The journalist asked Vida if he was not confused that Russian fans were whistling in the stands
10:30, 12 July 2018

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Croatian footballer Domagoj Vida, who after the match against Russia shouted 'Glory Ukraine,' apologized for this to the Russians. The video was posted on Russia 24 YouTube channel.

The journalist asked Vida if he was not confused that Russian fans were whistling in the stands when he was on the field during Croatia's match against England.

"No. I know that I made a mistake, I want to apologize again to the Russian people ... I'm sorry, this is life. We must learn from mistakes," Vida said.

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As it was reported earlier, on July 7, after Croatia’s win against Russian team, Vida and team’s coach Ognjen Vukojević posted a video, where the player chants ‘Glory to Ukraine’ and Vukojević says: “This win is for Dynamo and for Ukraine. Go, Croatia!”

Ukrainian Embassy in the United Kingdom reacted to the publications of British media that writing about events around Croatia’s football player Domagoj Vida, called the slogan ‘Glory to Ukraine’ nationalistic.

On Wednesday, President Poroshenko said Ukraine appreciated the words of support of Domagoj Vida and Ognjen Vukojević, the Croatian footballers who devoted their victory over Russia in 2018 World Cup. 

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