Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev writes "No war please" on the camera following his advancement to the final in Dubai. pic.twitter.com/GQe8d01rTd
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) February 25, 2022
“In these moments you realize that my match is not important. It’s not about my match, how it affects me. What’s happening is much more terrible,” Rublev said on Thursday.
“You realize how important it is to have peace in the world and to respect each other no matter what, to be united. We should take care of our earth and of each other. This is the most important thing.”
Outkick’s Clay Travis tweeted, “Given the threats a Russian athlete can face from its government, this is what speaking truth to power actually looks like. And this takes true courage.”
Given the threats a Russian athlete can face from its government, this is what speaking truth to power actually looks like. And this takes true courage. https://t.co/aAhmxf7vu5
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 25, 2022
Wow! That really truly was courageous. To do it in such a public forum is outstanding.
— LuvsDawgs (@LuvsDawgs) February 25, 2022
Look on his face says it all. He won an important match to go to the finals, a moment he should be excited and happy. Instead his expression is grim and determined because he knows he and his family and friends just went onto lists.
— Joe Magician 🧙♂️ HBO Legit Source (@TheJoeMagician) February 25, 2022