Russian Torchbearer And Olympian Tweets Racist Photo Of Obama

Russian Torchbearer And Olympian Tweets Racist Photo Of Obama
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Russia’s decision to enlist two of the country’s most accomplished Olympians, Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak, as torchbearers to light the Olympic flame didn’t come without controversy.

That’s because three-time figure skating gold medalist (’72, ’76,’80) Irina Rodnina had some interesting things to share on Twitter around this time last year.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, the 64-year-old posted a picture of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle seated at a function with a banana super-imposed onto the image.

Of course, Rodnina denies that she’s a racist saying “Freedom of speech is freedom of speech,” September, but we know better.

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H/T: Yahoo Sports, Top Photo Courtesy: Twitter

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