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Ugly fallout over Russian ice hockey player’s defiance of Vladimir Putin – Yahoo Sport Australia

The star player is “shaken and concerned” after shocking allegations were made against him.

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Artemi Panarin has been an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Pic: Getty
Russian star Artemi Panarin has taken leave from his ice hockey team after being accused of assaulting a woman 10 years ago, in what is being described as an “intimidation tactic” for speaking out against President Vladimir Putin.
Panarin – who plays for the New York Rangers – is one of the few elite Russian athletes openly critical of the country’s President.
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