Ilya Averbukh on social networks criticized Maria Sotskova, disqualified for 10 years. He urged the skater to admit her guilt and not seek an excuse.
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Recently, information appeared that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) intends to remove Maria Sotskova from participation in major competitions for 10 years. This decision may be related to the falsification of documents that the athlete allowed. We are talking about a doping violation trial. In the skater's microblog, many fans rushed to support her, wishing all the best, but Ilya Averbukh did not show solidarity with the public and spoke out critically because of the situation. He noted that in addition to problems with documents, the 20-year-old athlete had other warnings. Care should be taken in her situation. Now the skater needs to speak publicly and present to people her own version of what happened.
Some stood up for the idol, but the Olympic medalist did not show compassion for his colleague. Averbukh stressed that such disorderly behavior had already led to the fact that athletes from Russia performed in South Korea under a neutral flag. Everyone should understand the responsibility that lies with them. Instead of shifting the blame onto others, you must first tighten your own discipline.