The Court of Arbitration for Sport responded after suggestions in some sections of the Russian media
CAS arbitrators don’t want to handle Russia’s appeals due to political pressure, a source claims © Jakub Porzycki / NurPhoto via Getty Images © Getty Images
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has denied that some of its judges refuse to consider appeals from the Russian Football Union (RFU) due to political pressure.
Reports in Russia on Thursday cited ‘sources’ as claiming that some CAS arbitrators don’t want to deal with Russia’s attempts to overturn a FIFA and UEFA ban due to the current climate created by the military operation in Ukraine.
However, the CAS press service told R-Sport in Russia that it wasn’t «aware of this situation.»
«Media reports are rather vague. If you have more specific details, please send them to us so that we can study them and return to this issue,» CAS stated.