Russian striker Artem DzyubaAlexei Danichev/RIA Novosti
Russian striker Artem Dzyuba, who plays for both Zenit St. Petersburg and the national team, left reporters “pie” and dry once again. After a match against FC Tosno on Nov. 19, he refused to answer questions from the press,
He’s not the first footballer to ignore the press in this way. A meme was created featuring his ex-clubmate - Aleksandr Ryazantsev - who left reporters in his wake with the words: “Sorry guys, pies,” in 2012. Since then, the term “pirozhki” has been adopted by footballers who don’t fancy chatting to the press.
Some cunning reporters thought they’d play Dzyuba at his own game after a match on Nov. 24, offering him a pie in return for an interview. But guess what? He said “thanks a lot,” took the pie, and strolled off.
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