REPORT: 30-Year-Old Soccer Star Defies Lockdown For Fiancee’s 18th Birthday
A professional soccer player in Europe put everything at risk when he purposely defied lockdown orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, just so he could visit his fiancee for her 18th birthday.
Fedor Smolov, a 30-year-old Russian soccer player for RC Celta de Vigo, became the second Celta Vigo to leave without permission.
“Fedor Smolov has become the second Celta Vigo player to defy instructions not to leave the country during the coronavirus pandemic after the Russian forward returned to his homeland on a private jet so that he could be with his fiancee – the granddaughter of former Russian president Boris Yeltsin – on her 18th birthday,” The Guardian reports.
Smolov was previously married to Victoria Lopryeva, the winner of Miss Russia 2003, but the marriage would only last 18 months. He would go on to propose to Yumasheva in December 2019 when she was 17-years-old.
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On Sunday, he would release a statement:
‘The situation required that I return to Russia to be closer to my family. I would like to underline that I informed the club at each step.’