CSKA and Russian national team defender Mario Fernandez said he would vote for Vladimir Putin if he went to the presidential elections.
“In my decision to take Russian citizenship there is not a single gram of politics,” Komsomolskaya Pravda quotes the footballer. - I am honest with you when I say that I did all this only for the sake of CSKA and for the sake of football. I do not want to deceive anyone in this. So I don't go to the polls. But if I had gone, I would have voted for Putin. I say - I don't know anyone else! "
Mario Fernandez, 30, became a Russian citizen in 2016. As part of the Russian national team, he reached the quarter finals at the 2018 World Cup.