"Scoundrel. Trouble with his head": Russian Olympic champion boiled over sports legend's words in support of Ukraine
Two-time Olympic champion Alexander Kozhevnikov was outraged by the position of the legendary Czech goalkeeper Dominik Hasek, who supports Ukraine. The former hockey player was particularly angry about the demand that Russia pay reparations to our country for the damage caused during the war.
Kozhevnikov said this in an interview with the propaganda publication Sport-Express. The winner of the Sarajevo '84 and Calgary '88 Games called the two-time Sienly Cup winner a scoundrel who is allegedly involved in politics and insulted him with words about "trouble with his head."
"This is what his conscience, or lack thereof, says. A scoundrel should do scoundrelly things. Does he need money from Russia? Let him go to America. Why is he making such statements? Politics. It's depressing, but the man has a problem with his head. In a word, a goalkeeper," Kozhevnikov said.
Earlier, Hasek said that Russians have no right to play in international tournaments "until they leave Ukraine and put Putin on trial." For this, CSKA's honorary president Boris Mikhailov attacked the Czech with insults.
It is worth noting that Gashek has been a vocal supporter of Ukraine. After a trip to Kyiv and Kharkiv last summer, he recorded a video message to Ukrainians, wishing them to "drive away the Russian sh*t." In addition, Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov threw a real tantrum over the Czech's remarks.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Dominik Hasek was accused of hypocrisy after taking part in the opening ceremony of a National Hockey League match. In response, the former goalkeeper apologized for this step and called it a mistake.