This is called karma: a month after forcing FK Rostov to move with his U21s due to positive coronavirus tests, Sochi was struck in turn.
The Sochi club were scheduled to travel to Tambov tonight as part of the 29th Premier Liga matchday. No luck for the club of the Russian seaside city: no less than nine cases of Covid-19 were detected in the group, forcing the League to cancel the meeting.
This incident however had unfortunate repercussions: the forfeit victory of FK Tambov would allow the club … to save itself. A month earlier, when FK Rostov was affected by the virus, Sochi refused to postpone the match, forcing his opponent to move with his U21s or lose by forfeit; the same choice should be left to Tambov … and we can hardly imagine the club, threatened with relegation, showing leniency towards an opponent who scandalized Russia at the time by winning 10-1 against the unfortunate U21 of Rostov.
Having forced Rostov to play their youth team after a COVID outbreak in their squad & winning 10-1, PFC Sochi now have an outbreak of their own, with 9 members of their staff/squad testing positive for the virus.
Their match vs Tambov today has been, for the moment, postponed. https://t.co/6RAYEjm7Cc
— Russian Football News (@RusFootballNews) July 16, 2020