Russian Premier League newcomer Aleksandr Yerkin, one of two Tambov players reportedly summoned by national football bosses as part of a betting investigation, has elaborated on why a polygraph should not be trusted.
Less than a month after his debut against Dynamo Moscow, 31-year-old Yerkin and Belarusian midfielder Dmitry Herman were interviewed by Russian Football Union bosses on a development allegedly confirmed by his club.
Yerkin, Herman and Tambov have always kept their innocence and have not been charged with misconduct, although the couple were banned from training for nearly a fortnight to protect them from “rumors” and “negativity”.
When asked by Match TV about using a polygraph to prove innocence, Yerkin argued: “[The body] can react differently to such a technique.
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“The device reads impulses from sensors … heartbeats and emotions, and I suffer from stress.
“Imagine if I were to sit down [to] A polygraph that tells the truth and shows itself [I’m telling] a lie. Who am I going to prove [my innocence] after that? ”
“”[I have] Read more about the detector [and] realized that there is no point in trusting this device. If you have any evidence [of my wrongdoing], make it available.
“Why do you want to take me through a polygraph under the stress it is going through you?”
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Tambov has described her position as “quite simple”. “At the moment we don’t see any legal reasons to prove our players’ guilt,” they said.
“We don’t believe that the players are involved in manipulation. In order to protect the team from negativity and all kinds of rumors, the club management and the coaching team have made a joint decision to suspend Dmitry Herman and Alexander Yerkin.” Training until the end of the procedure on the subject. “
A veteran of at least 11 clubs who has played in Lithuania, Yerkin made two appearances for Tambov after arriving last month. In the 2-0 defeat at Dynamo and a 4-0 defeat at Dynamo, he played a total of 35 minutes as a substitute at home of Krasnodar.
The bottom side of the Premier League are currently in a terrible 13-game winless run, losing 11 times since their last win last October.
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