Former world number 31 Sergiy Stakhovsky disagrees with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte that banning Russian athletes from competing is “very said and unfair”. Tottenham boss Conte doesn’t like that Russian players are banned from competition for political reasons.
Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and since then Russia has been heavily sanctioned in every possible way. “I repeat, it is very sad that this serious situation, this war between Russia and Ukraine, affects football and sport. [world].
Knowing that Russian athletes are banned from competitions is very sad,” Conte said as quoted by Tennis365. “I think it’s not fair. I know very well the work they do every day for this competition. You have to pay for it. situation, I don’t think it’s fair”.
Stakhovsky disagrees with Conte
Stakhovsky was not in Ukraine when the war started, but returned to the country to fight the Russian invasion. After ensuring that his wife and three children arrived in Hungary safely, Stakhovsky returned to Ukraine to defend his country.
“I’m not sure you understand the situation in Ukraine,” Stakhovsky wrote. “Otherwise, I can’t imagine you would make a comment that would sound like you’re sad about Russian athletes and businessmen.
“Millions of Ukrainians had to flee their homes because of the Russian invasion. Millions must go [sic] go through hell in their own towns as Russian planes and artillery bombard them. “Please wake up. The Russians will have to bear collective guilt for the destruction and murder they are committing in Ukraine”.
In tennis, Russia and Belarus have been banned from participating in team events such as the Davis Cup and the Billie Jean King Cup. However, Russian and Belarusian players have been allowed to continue to participate in international events – but they do not compete under the name or flag of Russia and Belarus.