Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin condemned the captain of the hockey club “Washington capitals” Alexander Ovechkin for refusing to participate in the Olympic games in 2018.
The corresponding statement Rogozin made in Facebook, a post entitled “the Lost sheep”.
“I would like to play for the national team, would have found a way. And lawyers are not necessary. Let him decide what is important to him, and that – no,” – wrote Deputy Prime Minister.
Previously striker club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Washington” announced that it will not be able to participate in the Olympics in 2018. According to the athlete, he and all players in the NHL put in the conditions under which the best players of the world “has no chance to play in the Olympics”.
“Never in my career we didn’t have to make a choice between club and country. I love Baki and his teammates, love my country and know that the other NHL players feel the same way towards their teams. We’re not supposed to put before such a choice”, – said Ovechkin.
He also expressed the hope that she will play at the following Games in 2022.
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