All we know that Aleksey Spiridonov is an unique character in the world of Volleyball. However, most would say that he crossed the line of good taste in his comments already a long time ago.
The former Russia national team member is very active on social networks, and he is well known by posting comments about various topics. However, when it comes to Volleyball, his main target are Polish players and teams to which he often addressed with vulgar words. And that is how it has been since many years ago.
His latest “victim” was Poland national team captain Karol Kłos. Spridonov wrote under Kłos’ tweet, in which he celebrated the bronze medal in the 2019 FIVB Nations League, with “Polish whore“ in the Polish language. Someone answered to him with “Ask your grandfather how he escaped in 1920“ to which the Russian wrote “My grandfather f….. your Poland.“
The Polish Federation (PZPS) reacted quickly and issued a note regarding Spiridonov’s tweets.
“Due to the insulting words of the player Aleksey Spiridonov that he posted on his Twitter profile, the President of PZPS Jacek Kasprzyk decided to file motions for disciplinary action against him to the appropriate structures of the FIVB and Russian Volleyball Federation,“ Polish Federation said.
The “battle” against Spiridonov and Polish Volleyball battle started in the 2014 FIVB World Championship when Spiridonov criticized the Polish politician Marek Matuszewski, celebrated a point that he won for Russia in one match in the competition by making a gesture of shooting a gun at Polish fans, calling Poles “a rotten nation“ soon afterwards. Also, 3 years ago, Spiridonov and Polish middle blocker Andrzej Wrona had a harsh argument, always on Twitter.
Source: POLSKA SIATKÓWKA on Twitter