MOSCOW, December 25 (RAPSI) – A magistrate court on Friday sentenced ex-player of the Russian national football team Roman Shirokov to 100 hours of community service for beating arbiter Nikita Danchenko, the victim’s lawyer Alexander Ostrovsky told RAPSI. 

Additionally, the court ordered the defendant to pay 100,000 rubles (about $1,400) in compensation moral harm to Danchenko.

Prosecution earlier demanded 22 months of limitation of freedom for Shirokov.

The sportsman was found guilty of intended infliction of harm to health committed from molester motives. He pleaded 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.