The reason for the 30-day suspension of the halfback of Moscow CSKA and national team of Finland on football Roman Eremenko from taking part in games could become addicting athlete the so-called snus – moist shredded tobacco, very similar to chewing.
As found by “Sport-Express”, this version is being actively discussed in the Scandinavian media. In particular, the Finnish newspaper Vasabladet , the Swedish portal Expressen.
Recall that the mysterious verdict against 29-year-old midfielder on the eve of the army was made by the disciplinary Committee of UEFA. While the official cause is still unknown. In Finland national team and CSKA the situation prefer not to comment.
UEFA’s decision came into force yesterday, in connection with which Eremenko was forced on Thursday to miss the qualifying match of the 2018 world Cup against the team of Iceland (2:3).
Although the use of snus in the EU and is not limited, but legally it is a tobacco product sold only in Sweden and Norway. It is not included in the list of drugs banned by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), although the question of influence of nicotine on the organism’s capacity have been discussed. Disqualification only if the athlete uses during competition – that is, on the field during a match.
Last summer in England on the eve of the match of group tournament of Euro 2016 against Wales forward “Three lions” Jamie Vardy caught the eye of reporters with a tin of chewing tobacco in his hands. Press was afraid that the attacker can apply sanctions, but they are not followed.