HC Spartak Moscow risk fan backlash after announcing ankle injury to ‘leader’ Yulia Ushakova with almost naked image
- A Russian Hockey side face a backlash after posting a naked image of a player
- Yulia Ushakova was seen lying on a treatment table in just her underwear
- Barca Women, an unofficial English account, tweeted a terse response
Patrick Boyland For Mailonline
A Russian hockey team risks accusations of sexism after posting a naked image of a player as part of an injury announcement.
HC Spartak Hockey were slammed online for using the controversial image to break news of ‘leader’ Yulia Ushakova’s ankle sprain.
The picture, which showed Ushakova lying on a treatment table wearing just a thong, provoked anger on Twitter from a number of accounts.
A Russian Hockey side face a backlash after posting a naked image to announce an injury
Barca Women, an unofficial account, quote tweeted the original post with the terse caption: ‘This is how Spartak Moscow announced an ankle injury to attacker, Julia Ushakova.
One reply read: ‘This is so wrong (considering the current challenges), and I mainly blame her.’
Ushakova, a former bodybuilding champion who also works for the club’s TV channel, had earlier posted the same image on her own Instagram page.
She wrote: ‘I twisted my ankle, two broken nails. My wrist will be corrected, and when I go for the manicure, the problem will be solved. I started the week badly.
‘I will solve the ‘women’s problems’ in terms of the degree of significance, first I’ll remove the wrinkles, then to the manicure. And the ankle itself will pass.
‘Let’s see how cosmetics works @celltense_russia. To all, a cool and positive start of the week!’
Yulia Ushakova (pictured) was seen lying on a treatment table in just her underwear