MOSCOW, December 18 (RAPSI) – Arbiter Nikita Danchenko, a victim in the assault case against ex-player of the Russian national football team Roman Shirokov, has asked court to grant his 500,000-ruble ($7,000) claim against the defendant, Danchenko’s lawyer Alexander Ostrovsky has told RAPSI.

Shirokov stands charged with intended infliction of harm to health of arbiter Nikita Danchenko. He pleads guilty.

According to investigators, on August 10, Shirokov attacked Danchenko during an amateur football match; a video record of the incident was disseminated via social media.