Fans Turn on Alex Ovechkin After Tasteless Statement

Published September 18, 2023 at 9:44
Alex Ovechkin received a lot of criticism since he started his career. It seems that recently, it all comes from the same person: Dominik Hasek.

Now, Ovi talked back.

Former NHLer Dominik Hasek Takes Massive Shot at Ovechkin



It all started when Hsaek took a shot a Ovi for supporting Vladimir Putin. He didn't hold back in his comments:

What!? Not only an alibist, a chicken sh*t, but also a liar! Every adult in Europe knows well, that Putin is a mad killer and that Russia is waging an offensive war against the free country and its people. The NHL must immediately suspend contracts for all Russian players! Every athlete represents not only himself and his club, but also his country and its values and actions. That is a fact. If the NHL does not do so, it has indirect co-responsibility for the dead in Ukraine.

I also want to write, that I am very sorry for those Russian athletes, who condemn V. Putin and his Russian aggression in Ukraine. However, at the moment I also consider their exclusion a necessity.

Hasek's comments echoes what many people have been thinking in the last year. But he finally got Ovi's attention.

Hasek has just echoed the sentiments that many others have had over the past year, but now, he's caught the attention of Ovechkin.

Ovechkin Answers to Hasek

Ovi's reaction is exactly what you'd expect from him. Over his career, we saw many times that comments like these don't affect him. This one isn't an exception:

I'm not very interested in his statements, he told Russian news site Izvestia of Hasek's harsh assessment. Of course, I know him as a good goalkeeper in my time.

His answer wasn't appreciated by many fans, who don't have the same stance on Russia's situation.

It looks like we're not near the end of this!

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