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Russian Athlete Blasts Media and Mayor: Lockdown Is 'F**Ing Nonsense!, No One Believes Your BS!' (Video)

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Former MHL ice hockey player Nikolai Starchenko launched into a verbal tirade at a supposed member of the media, not knowing it was, in fact, the city's mayor in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk.

Starchenko, who has played two seasons in Russia's junior ice hockey league (MHL) for Kristall Berdsk, was spotted in a public park and engaged in a conversation with a masked man, who was accompanied by members of the media. Presumably thinking the masked questioner was just another journalist, Starchenko let fly with a rant at the gentleman, after it was suggested he should leave and head back home, rather than be out during the lockdown period.

Transcript below:


Why should I leave? Cause you’ve said so?

- Because you break... (the quarantine)

I don’t think you f***ing got it right. Why do I need this (papers)?

- Relax...

I came here to work out. Why should I calm down and listen to your nonsense?

I am gone, you came here, you are filming...

OK, I got it, I will just go to another place to work out.

I’ll come back here the next hour [when] there won’t be [a problem].

Why all this fiction?

Who needs all this circus? This is a circus. All the people think it’s a circus.

Only you and the TV guys say this f**king nonsense.

People are f**king shocked, but you don’t give a f**k about what’s happening.

- Thank you very much for this interview.

It was the most valuable for us.

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