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Hearts owner Romanov hits out at Scottish football

Heart of Midlothian owner Vladimir Romanov has lashed out at the state of Scottish football saying nobody is interested and all of the quality players have left.

The Russian-born Lithuanian citizen is preparing to pull his investment in the Edinburgh club as he faces financial uncertainty but also feels that the game in Scotland has lost its romance and believes that the Scottish press is ruining the game.

"Entrepreneurs and various large businesses have turned their backs on that sort of football and left this national heritage to the mercy of its own fate," commented Romanov.

"No one is interested in what's going on. This is why there is no point in spending millions to watch someone else's show.

"There are practically no high-quality Scottish players left, Scottish clubs don't play in Europe and the national team doesn't get into finals. The soap opera, or to give it a more apt name, showbusiness, is the whole of Scottish football.

"The game against Kilmarnock was another show (when manager Paulo Sergio was dismissed from the touchline). Following on from the SFA investigation of Sergio for legitimate comments he has made, it simply shows how the media is running, or ruining, Scottish football."

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Andrew Slevison
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