"That's so dumb": Fetisov hits Latvia and demands to "build bridges" with Russia
Famous Russian hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov has spoken insultingly about Latvia, which has banned its athletes from competing with teams from Russia and Belarus. The Olympic champion called Ukraine's friends morons whose decision should be reversed in the future.
Fetisov said this in an interview with the propaganda channel Match TV. The Stanley Cup winner expressed confidence that the situation in the world "will definitely change" and that sports should remain "the main force, building bridges," forgetting that his country violated all the rules, including the "Olympic truce" in 2022, when it attacked Ukraine.
"This news makes me laugh, but fuck it. If they don't want to play with us, let them not play. We will not lose anything from this. How can we pass laws that will have to be changed sooner or later? The situation will definitely change in the world. Generally accepted norms about sports have always been the main force, building bridges, this will be a competition of madness, I can't call it anything else... Debility... I always quote Sergei Lavrov, he found the right definition for talentless politicians who make crazy decisions that make no sense. that this is debility in its fullest manifestation," Fetisov said.
Before that, Olympic biathlon champion Dmitry Vasiliev called on Russia to seize power in the International Olympic Committee. And former Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov demanded that the IOC disqualify Latvia.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Russian swimmer Yevgeny Rylov refused to participate in the 2024 Olympics due to the conditions of admission. The Russian rhythmic gymnastics team also boycotted the Games in Paris. In addition, fencer Sofia the Great will miss the competition.