Basketball club CSKA hardly had in mind a political subtext, when I presented to the fans of the medal “For the capture of Berlin” after the victory in the final of the Euroleague, which was held in the German capital, said the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko to journalists on Thursday in Moscow.
“I don’t think the club is investing in it’s political sense. We have many clubs creative. Von Roma (Rothenberg – if) hockey Federation… “red car”… he is already the brand sells! CSKA also loves to be creative. The club, as I read it, thanked fans for their support. They’ve been waiting for victory in the Euroleague. Do not cling, absolutely there is no politics here, I think. I’ll ask Andrew (Vatutin, President of CSKA BC – if) what they had in mind,” said Mutko.
CSKA won the title of best basketball team of Europe, winning the Euroleague season 2015/2016. This was the third victory of CSKA in the most prestigious European club tournament: CSKA won the Euroleague in 2006 and 2008. In addition, CSKA Moscow in 1961, 1963, 1969 and 1971 winner of the European Champions Cup – formerly known tournament to identify the best club of Europe.