"That is the result of 'superpower' desease". The Russian female athletes were described as "stinking of grandeur"
The act of Russian athletes, who entered the Pan-Arab Games as members of the Syrian team with altered names, caused a strong reaction from fans. Russian sports fans believe that this humiliates their country.
"We have pride, let's not change our citizenship for the sake of performing! Five minutes later... Shithead it is," "It reeks of greatness," "That is the result of 'superpower' desease" and "They've started to treat athletes like secondary raw materials. Russia is sinking further and is slowly getting used to its new role..." users wrote.
Users are surprised by such acts.
"Is it possible to perform for friendly countries and not to be suspended from the vigilant guard due to patriotism level?" fans ask a rhetorical question.
Fans are ironic that Russia can unite with Syria and compete in tournaments under a new name.
"You can unite with Syria and legally perform under a unified flag, anthem and name of Sissia," commentators quipped.
Russians consider this act a complete state fiasco.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the head coach of the Russian cycling team Sergei Kovpanets shocked that team members Tatiana and Daria Malkovy will perform at the Pan-Arab Games in Algeria.