Former Russian football player Yegor Titov has come under fire for his participation in events aimed at justifying Russia's military aggression against Ukraine. Titov played in a friendly match in support of Russian troops, which has been widely criticized as a display of support for Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
The match was organized by Russian authorities to boost morale among Russian troops. Titov's participation in the event has been viewed as a political statement, rather than a sporting one, and many have called for him to be held accountable for his actions.
Sports organizations have been urged to take action against athletes and coaches who use their platform to promote political agendas that causes harm and suffering.