Lokomotiv Moscow Sacked David Mujiri for Not Showing Up at Workâ€¦ on VacationBy: Ivan | January 29th, 2010
Imagine yourself coming in the office on, say, 27th December and realizing that youâ€™ve been fired for not working your guts out on Christmas and Boxing Day. Rather unexpected, isnâ€™t it? So it was for Lokomotiv Moscow Georgian midfielder David Mujiri, who didnâ€™t show up at the training ground from 28th to 31st of December â€“ just like all other players. Because the team vacation was due to 8th January.
Seems that it was a set-up by the club â€“ even if they wanted to see Mujiri training on the New Yearâ€™s Eve, as Lokomotiv president Nikolai Naumov claimed, they should have fined him, not fire. I know they had reasons to be dissatisfied with him â€“ Mujiri spent last season recovering from an awkward leg injury caused by his own car in the garage. He was in the very poor form, gained weight and still continued to obtain one of the biggest salaries in the team. But you just donâ€™t set your own players up with this kind of Stone Age attitude. You just donâ€™t.