Putin Ovechkin Team: fans criticized the Kremlin supported

Striker club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Washington” – Alexander Ovechkin, who is also the captain of “capital”, announced the establishment of a social movement in support of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. This is how he also came up with – Putin Team.


photo: still from video on youtube

Alexander Ovechkin has repeatedly expressed support to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The head of state also does not ignore the life of a hockey player: for example, a wedding Ovechkin with Anastasia Subsky he gave the newlyweds a tea set.

Now the captain of “Washington” decided to create a social movement, as reported in its official Instagram.

“Recently in the Western press, I see a combination of Putin’s team, that is Putin’s team. And you know, I really liked this definition. Personally, I am ready to be part of this team. I’ve never hid his relationship to our President,” – wrote Ovechkin.

Famous hockey player expressed his confidence that like him – a lot, and for the victory of the team is important. It’s the team “can turn the tide of the game and do the impossible.”

“Today I want to announce that creating a public movement called Putin Team. To be part of this team is my pride, it’s like the feeling when you wear a t-shirt of the Russian team, knowing that hurts the whole country”, – said Alexander Ovechkin.

Personal awards and prizes – all of this is great, but in hockey, as in any business, to win more important than team. Only the team can turn the tide of the game, to do the impossible. Lately in the Western press, I see a combination of Putin’s team, that is Putin’s team. And you know, I really liked this definition. Personally, I am ready to be part of this team. I’ve never hid his relationship to our President, always supporting him openly. I’m sure us support of Vladimir Putin, a lot! So let’s come together and show a strong and United Russia! Today I want to announce that creating a public movement called Putin Team. To be part of this team is my pride, it’s like the feeling when you wear a t-shirt of the Russian team, knowing that hurts the whole country. #putinteam

Publication by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) Nov 2 2017 9:07 PDT

Ovechkin also supported ex-Russia striker Pavel Bure. He also spoke with Putin in a team within the Night hockey League.

“Putin is not just reliable, and super reliable partner. I had the honor to play with him in a trio and have seen this”, – quotes the Tempest NSN.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov also commented on the initiative of Alexander Ovechkin.

“We welcome the wish of Sasha to Express support, especially from abroad. We know that he really appreciates our President. But while we can’t say how it will be implemented,” – quoted Peskov “Interfax”.

However, not all supported the idea of establishing “Putin’s team” Some followers Ovechkin said that patriotism is great, but “millions of Russians live in poverty” and it is unlikely they will help the implementation of this idea.

We will remind that the captain of “Washington” in the current NHL season is at the third place in race of snipers. He has 10 goals in 13 games.

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