Pussy Riot responsible for on-field protest during World Cup Final

Pussy Riot is claiming responsibility for the on-field protest during the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow.

Four women, dressed in police outfits, stormed the field in the 52nd minute which resulted in the match being temporarily halted by the referee as Croatia attempted to fight back against the French.

All four women were quickly caught by security as Croatian midfield Ivan Rakitic held the ball.

In a surprise statement issued by Pussy Riot, the band claimed the protest was inspired by Russian poet Dimitriy Prigov, they said: “Today is 11 years since the death of the great Russian poet, Dimitry Prigov,” the statement reads. “Prigov created an image of a policeman, a carrier of the heavenly nationhood, in Russian culture.

“The heavenly policemen, according to Prigov, talks on the two-way with God Himself. The earthly policeman gets ready to disperse rallies,” it continues.

“The FIFA World Cup has reminded us of the possibilities of the heavenly policeman in the Great Russia of the future, but the earthly policeman, entering the ruleless game breaks out world apart,” the statement continued.

The band then make several demands, they are:

  1. Let all political prisoners free.
  2. Not imprison for “likes”.
  3. Stop illegal arrests on rallies.
  4. Allow political competition in the country.
  5. Not fabricate criminal accusations and not keep people in jails for no reason.
  6. Turn the earthly policeman into the heavenly policemen.

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