"We are going in a retarded status": Peskov becomes a laughingstock online after saying Russian athletes are incomplete without a state
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was ridiculed after saying that professional sports are impossible without state involvement. In response, fans reminded the dictator Vladimir Putin's henchman that he contradicts the narratives of Kremlin propaganda.
"Of course, the development of professional sports is impossible without the state, there will be no sports of the highest achievements without the state. And our state is making enormous efforts and will continue this consistent line with regard to top-level sports," Peskov told R-Sport.
Readers of the Sports.ru portal could not resist caustic comments. They reminded Peskov that Russia constantly repeats narratives about sports outside of politics, and if the state participates in it, all sanctions against athletes are fair. In addition, they gave him an example of a state with no specialized ministries.
"Well, everywhere in Europe and the United States, top-level sports without state support work very well.", "I don't understand. Isn't sport outside of politics?", "Dmitry Navka, as always, went off topic. Whether the state will finance athletes if they participate in the Games or not - who the fuck knows?", "Sport is impossible without the state, so we refuse the state and go in a stupid neutral status", "And then they are surprised that all the athletes were kicked out. Well, they are geniuses," sports fans write.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Dmitry Peskov expressed an absurd opinion that the elimination of Russians from international competitions harms world sports.