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Cape Town - Fabio Capello might have thought being mauled by the British tabloids was the most terrifying experience in football but that was before he came across Vladimir Zhirinovsky.The Guardian are reporting that controversial Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky has launched a scathing attack on Capello and labelled the coach a "thief" and is demanding that the former England manager be summoned to face the Russian parliament.
Zhirinovsky has made it clear that Russia's performances in Brazil should not be tolerated and that the coach should answer for the failed 2014 SWC campaign to the MPs in parliament.The outspoken Russian MP is of the opinion that should Capello should indeed be summoned and should he fail to attend the hearing then he should be immediately relieved of his duties.
Zhirinovsky tirade against the Italian coach did not stop there as he went on to state that Capello should resign without further delay. He added that the reason why Capello would not fall on his sword was due to the Italian's greed. The Russian MP even weighed in on Capello’s appearance saying that the way he looks makes it hard to like him and questioned why he dresses like a school teacher.
Zhirinovsky found support in fellow MP Oleg Pakholkov who was convinced that Capello's sole reason for taking the job was for the money.Pakholkov accused the coach of taking the Russian job despite not knowing anything about the national side and that Capello only accepted the job in order to save up cash for retirement. Pakholkov suggested Capello returns half the money to the Russian taxpayers and added that he supports the calls for Capello's resignation.Fabio Capello has vowed to be in charge of the team when Russia host the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
Russia failed to advance to the Round of 16 after two draws and a loss.
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