Am totally ROFL reading that, frankly.
A 23y.o. Evgeni Krasnapolski, who together with Danielle Montalbano represented Israel in the recent world Championships in Moscow was arrested in Ben Gurion airport charged with deserting.
According to `Yediot Ahronot' Krasnapolski as an exceptional sportsmen has a right to be away from Israel and the army for certain time periods for trainings and competitions.
In October 2010 he was allowed to leave Israel in order to prepare for the worlds. It was agreed between the federation, olympic committee and the army.
The skater was supposed to come back on November 8th and go on with his army service, but the federation asked the army to prolong his leave till after the worlds.
According to Yediot the Federation decided the permit was granted, though the army claims differently.
The minute Krasnapolski landed in Israel he was arrested by the army and there will be hearing in Haifa today on his case.
The federation lawyers claim the skater is innocent since all the talks were done by the army and the federation, the skater was only notified the permission was given. The army claims it's not the first time Krasnapolski doesnt' show up on time for his service and he was warned before should he be late again he would be arrested.
Did I say the federation were idiots?
To calm things down - even if he goes to the army jail it's not a big deal - the army jail resembles a summer camp more or less