“If I knew Putin, what is the Speedway”: Russian athlete decided to play under the flag of Poland

Russian Gleb Chugunov was the pole. In the historic homeland fans his choice supported

Speedway racer from Russia Gleb Chugunov took Polish citizenship and will now play for the national team of this country. Irons believes that the Russian President would approve of his decision, if he knew what Speedway. Earlier we wrote that the Ukrainian champion are thinking about the citizenship of Kenya.

“For the first time on Polish passport and apply for him thinking two or three years ago, told Polish newspaper Fakty Sportowe Gleb Chugunov. – Not immediately applied. It was a serious decision, do not want to act hastily. When I got the passport, the question arose, to decide whether to play for Poland. While pondering, matured for this idea, too, as time passed. It was not obvious and not easy choice. Love Russia is an incredible country. If one day to go, my grandmother will feed you the best soup you can try”.

"Знал бы Путин, что такое спидвей": российский спортсмен решил выступать под флагом Польши

Gleb Chugunov / Photo: Twitter

“Reaction? People always discuss, have every right to. Speedway Federation of Russia said it was my choice and she respects him. I think that if Vladimir Putin knew what Speedway, he too would respect my choice. A month ago in some interview he said he understood athletes who are changing the flag, although he wouldn’t like that,” said Gleb Chugunov.

I wonder what the fans in Russia do not blame Gleb Chugunov for his decision to become a citizen of Poland, where Speedway is very popular. “Yes, Speedway does not need anyone in Russia! So the right choice”, “This is more honest than the behavior of quata, which is de facto an Italian, but trying to build from a Russian vodka, Olivier, vyplyasyvaya hopak in the pitlane”, write the Russian fans in the Network.

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