Svetlana Zhurova

Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova believes that it is better not to joke on such topics, especially when you are an eminent athlete

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Svetlana Zhurova

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Olympic speed skating champion, State Duma deputy Svetlana Zhurova called the joke of former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov about his former rival Irishman Conor McGregor, referring to the recent attack on a passenger in the Moscow metro, inappropriate.

“I have an assumption that it was not Khabib himself who wrote it, but his press service did their best. At least I want to believe it. They probably thought it was funny, but it’s actually not funny at all. This joke is completely inappropriate. It is clear that they wanted to trick McGregor, but in this case it turns out to be ambiguous, ” said Zhurova Sport24.

She noted that with this publication he ridiculed not only McGregor, but also the man who stood up for the girl in the subway and was beaten. “In my opinion, it is better not to joke about such topics. Especially when you are an eminent athlete, when you have a certain status and responsibility, ”said Zhurova.

Nurmagomedov joked about McGregor, mentioning the case of beating in the subway

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The former world boxing champion, State Duma deputy Nikolai Valuev also condemned Nurmagomedov for a joke. “This is either a subtle calculation or an immature comparison. Well, would a person in a state of sane mind shield people who behaved like animals? I doubt it very much. I have a different opinion about Khabib “, – said Valuev portal Metaratings.

Earlier, a native of Dagestan Nurmagomedov published a photo of McGregor with the caption: “Where is my medal from Bastrykin? Dagestanis also beat me up with a crowd! “

The fight mentioned by Nurmagomedov took place in the Moscow metro on October 4. In the train carriage of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line, three men beat up passenger Roman Kovalev after he stood up for a girl who asked the young people to stop making noise and swearing. In the fight, the passenger’s nose was broken, he also received an eye injury. The attackers Magamaali Khanmagomedov, Ibragim Musalaev and Hasan Zalibekov were detained and placed under arrest.

Bastrykin rewarded the young man who stood up for the girl in the metro

Dagestan authorities condemned their actions. Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin handed over Kovalev medal “Valor and Courage”. And Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin decided to highlight him 2 million rubles.

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