Even players can not just touch the main European trophy.
May 26 in Kiev will be the final of the Champions League – the main club football tournament in Europe. In the decisive match will play Real Madrid and English Liverpool. The winning team will receive the European Champions Cup, which engrave the winner’s name.
According to the regulations, on trips the Champions League Cup must move only under protection and be transferred only to officials. “Everyone in football wants to touch this cup,” said the creator of the trophy. The cup is given to the winning team for 10 months, after which it returns it and receives a full-size copy.
Now the cup is located at the football authorities of Ukraine, which together with UEFA organized the final game. The trophy is under protection, and access to it is severely limited. During a tour of six cities in the country, he was allowed to bephotographed, but only under the supervision of volunteers and policemen. Before this, it was necessary to defend a long queue.
The Ukrainian media drew attention to two photographs published on April 29 in the instagram of Lisa Chaus, who is called the daughter of the civil wife of the president of the Ukrainian Football Federation, Andrei Pavelko. In the pictures the five-year-old girl goes with the Cup in the car, hugs him and kisses. By the time the note was written, Lisa Chaus’s account was deleted.
On May 3, the native daughter of Anastasia Pavelko was photographed with a trophy. The picture was taken in one of the offices of the Football Federation of Ukraine.
In April, during a visit to the Dnieper, Pavelko brought the Champions League cup to one of the local Orthodox churches. According to the publicist Roman Sinitsin and some Ukrainian media, Pavelko’s father-in-law Alexander Petrovsky (Nalekreshvili), who is called the “criminal authority Alik Narik”, is pictured on the right.
In social networks , criticism of Pavelko appeared: photographs of Lisa Chaus were called “an eloquent spit in the face” of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, Liverpool and Real.
And while every football player, and even more so a football fan (you saw the huge queues and the number of guards in the Gulliver shopping center, standing there for the sake of one photo), can only dream of touching the coveted Cup, the children, albeit not blood, rich parents can play with the Cup, as with a regular toy. For Mr. Pavelko there is nothing sacred: neither in the country, nor in football.