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Vladimir Putin Censors The Boos At Wrestling Bout With Stunt Double: Social Media Erupts

by | 24th, November 2011

VLADIMIR Putin was at a mixed martial arts event in Russia to meet his doppelganger. It was a bit like watching Vlad meet his champion, albeit one carrying a bit of timber and wearing – and this pains us – bikini briefs. You can tell a lot about the calibre of a man by his underwear, and Fighting Putin wears wide-rimmed stretchers – but, blessedly, no man bra. Had he worn a vest tucked smartly into his paisley Y-fronts the crowd would have cheered.

Also, why not use other wrestlers who look like political leaders in Summit Smack Downs? Mick McManus is overdue a return to the ring, and he wore the look of a middle-aged Silvio Berlusconi when a lad (see image below).

Wrestling and politics has a long and lively history, although it has not recovered  from the loss of Boris ‘Big Daddy’ Yeltsin, who died in 1997.

As for Putin, the BBC reports:

And that is where the story gets really interesting because some Russians, outraged at what they saw as a suggestion that they had shown disrespect to an honourable loser, have bombarded Monson’s Facebook Wall with supportive messages, many of them in English, and many of them attacking Vladimir Putin.

Denis Kir from Mezhdurechensk wrote: “You are great! Putin is just stupid and we booed Putin.”

Tanya Kuu from Kolomna added: “People in Russia don’t respect Putin’s mode now.”

Artem Dzyuba from Moscow said: “It’s clearly heard the crowd was outraged by the prime minister.

“His corrupted government, muppet courts, punishers in police clothes, pocket electoral commissions and people of his clan at all the most important and profitable chairs – it all drives us crazy!”

Paul Protsenko, a student in Yaroslavl, declared that the 21st of November had been the “greatest date for our country because Putin the first time was whistled and shamed!”, adding “Russia must be free”.

BBC



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