The Czech political scientist does not take a napkin. Slovaks can be useful idiots in KHL – European competitions / KHL – Hockey – Sport

Two excellent defenders, one elite center. Slovak hockey players Michal Čajkovský, Christián Jaroš and Michal Krištof will most likely play in the KHL next season.

A year ago, nothing would have been unusual. On the contrary. The KHL was perhaps the best hockey league in Europe, and every player from the Tatras gained valuable experience.

However, after the military intervention against Ukraine, the legionnaires fled Russia more easily. However, three Slovaks have recently turned a blind eye to what is happening at the seats.

According to Czech political scientist Pavel Havlíček, the team supported Russian propaganda.

“It will not do anything good. Hockey is very exposed in Eastern Europe.

We know the love of Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, and it is a matter of prestige for them. Hockey is a more sensitive area in this.

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“They do not have to become promoters of the Russian regime directly, but they can become useful idiots in this regard.

By operating and playing there, they will indirectly legitimize and pretend to be the normal local environment and the functioning of Russia in a situation where most of the world is turning away from Russian hockey. ” stated Havlíček for sport.sk.

Slovak political scientist Grigory Mesezhnikov also said what the whole situation said. He doesn’t like the move of three representatives either.

“Sport is used in Russia politically, propagandistically or diplomatically. Of course, they are unhappy that they are isolated from the rest of the world.

In addition, Russia is an example of various distortions in sport. From corruption, to buying world championships or the Olympic Games, to doping scandals.

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Our hockey players certainly had other alternatives. Apparently they got a lucrative offer, but the price for it can be too high.

Also for them personally. In the current information hybrid war against the West, they can also be abused against their will.

More lucrative offers seem to lead them to totally ignore what is an absolute priority in the world today. The war in Ukraine is changing everything, ”added Mesezhnikov.


Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by hokej.pravda.sk.

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