Russian footballer Stanislav Manayev, a midfielder for FC Tolso's reserves, has been roundly condemned by everybody up to and including Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov after posting a video online in which he blew his nose on a 5,000 rouble note (just over 70 euros) while stating: "I could give this note to poor people but I'm not going to because I have a runny nose."
Manayev, 19, is then seen dropping the note on the floor to the amusement of his teammates. The player then decided it would be a good idea to post the video on Instagram. He was soon to be proven wrong as condemnation poured forth. Manayev later deleted the video but it was reproduced in various websites and is now available on YouTube.
Russian sports minister: video displays "low cultural education"
"There is no doubt that this video displays the low cultural education of this player," said Kolobkov. "I am quite certain this will serve as a lesson for him."
Meanwhile, Russia's World Cup Organising Committee chief, Alexei Sorokin, prescribed a "heavy clip around the ears" and stessed that Manayev's attitude "has nothing to do with the Russian national team."