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MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Valentin Ivanov, the head of the Referee and Inspection Department of the Russian Football Union (RFU) has resigned from his post, the RFU press service announced on Thursday.
According to the press service, Ivanov, who held this post since December 2013, submitted a letter of resignation and it was accepted by the RFU administration.
Ivanov came under heavy criticism after October 2 match of the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) between Spartak Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg. Heated controversies erupted when Zenit’s left-back Domenico Criscito, who already earned a yellow card, knocked down Spartak’s winger Quincy Promes with the match score standing at 3-2 in favor of the club from St. Petersburg.
The incident went unnoticed by Sunday’s match referee Sergey Ivanov and moreover, during the next attack of Zenit he ordered a penalty shot on the Spartak goal. The game ended with 4-2 flashing on the scoreboard.
Spartak Director General Sergey Rodionov said after the match that all developments regarding the work of referees in the pitch were "an outrage." Sergey Ivanov received the lowest possible grade for his work during the match.