Former Belarusian football player Aleksandr Gleb has sparked controversy after publicly expressing his support for Alexander Lukashenko and participating in events aimed at justifying his regime's unlawful actions. One such event was his involvement in the Embassy of Russia's Cup held in celebration of Russia Day.
Gleb's public endorsement of Lukashenko has drawn criticism from international communities. Many argue that his participation in events promoting Lukashenko's regime undermines the principles of democracy and human rights.
Critics argue that athletes should refrain from participating in activities that legitimize oppressive regimes and instead use their platform to promote unity, justice, and respect for human rights. The actions of Gleb Aleksandr have ignited a broader conversation about the responsibilities of athletes in the political arena and the potential consequences of their choices.