The Russian Olympic champion spouted nonsense about inferior Ukrainians who are "a pity to look at" and got a response
The President of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamiashvili, has made a number of false statements about Ukrainian athletes. In particular, the Seoul-88 Olympic champion expressed the absurd idea that our compatriots face "physical liability" for contacts with representatives of the aggressor country.
Mamiashvili said this in an interview with the propaganda news agency TASS. The three-time world champion called the Ukrainian wrestlers "isolated" and "sorry to see" at the 2023 World Cup in Belgrade, forgetting that his country continues to kill Ukrainian civilians, including athletes.
"It was a pity to see the conditions in which our Ukrainian brothers-athletes were put. From ten meters away, they were saying in a whisper: "We hug you, but don't come near". Poor athletes who had been drilled into their heads that they would be physically liable if they took a picture or walked by. The athlete would leave the podium when they were photographed together. It's a disadvantage. Unfortunately, they are in isolation, and there must be a limit to this tragic stupidity," Mamiashvili said.
In response, readers of the Sports.ru portal ridiculed the official. They accused him of snitching and lying, which are typical of the henchmen of the regime of dictator Vladimir Putin.
It should be noted that during the World Championships, Ukrainian Valentyn Blesetskyi refused to shake hands with a representative of the Russian Federation, and Vasyl Mykhailov refused to be photographed with the Russian at the awards ceremony.
Previously, Mamiashvili has repeatedly made insulting remarks about Ukrainians and Europeans. In particular, he called for "tanks to go to Paris" because of the conditions for Russian athletes to be admitted to the Olympics. In addition, Mamiashvili called opponents of the war an "aggressive minority."
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the president of the All-Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, Irina Viner, threw a tantrum over the conditions for the admission of Russian athletes to international competitions.