"He's getting into politics with a broken head": former Russian national team player furious over sports legend's decision to support Ukraine
Famous Russian coach Vladimir Plyushchev spoke dismissively and insultingly about the legendary Czech hockey goalkeeper Dominik Hašek. The representative of the aggressor country was offended by the words of the Nagano 98 Olympic champion about supporting Ukraine and demanding that the National Hockey League (NHL) pay billions of dollars to Ukrainians for Russian participation in the tournament.
Plushchev said this in an interview with Championship.com. The former head coach of the Russian national team called Hašek a man with a "broken head" who is now allegedly trying to break into politics and therefore condemns Russia's military aggression against our country.
"To be honest, we sometimes attach importance to such characters... For example, our press is promoting this Hašek. Why do they do that? The man has saved so many pucks with his head, he's saying all sorts of things, and for some reason we're promoting him. Hašek likes it, he sees and reads all this, so he continues in the same vein. The man is getting into politics with his head bruised, trying to earn political points," Plyushchev said.
Earlier, Hašek gushed over his gratitude to Ukrainians for "defending not only their country, but also the freedom of the world." He also admitted that he is inspired by the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who are confident in their victory over the Russian aggressors.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Dominik Hašek called Russian Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov responsible for the deaths of 100 thousand Ukrainians.