Many Ukrainian football players and coaches have returned to their homeland to join the army and protect their country. Even many people have sacrificed, they received great support. However, Zinchenko is becoming the focus of criticism of netizens.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (a 25-year-old defender at Manchester City and the Ukraine national team) seems to be very active on social media. He has not taken any true action in support of his homeland.
Zinchenko’s main activity is exhortation. Of course, he is still safe in the UK.
With too many statuses and tweets, netizens switched from sympathetic to disgusted with this player. Fans constantly urged Zinchenko to join the army.
Recalling the past, Zinchenko once said, “I am ready to give up the pitch to join the army if my country needs”.
But now, he said “No”
Sharing about the reason for not returning to Ukraine to fight, Zinchenko recently said that the reason was because of his family.
“I just cried,” he said. “It’s been a week, I don’t remember exactly, I drove to the training ground with tears in my eyes”.
“Everything kept popping up in my head. Try to imagine where you were born and raised is just a wasteland”.
“I can show you a million videos and pictures of every city in my country that was destroyed by the Russians”.
“Is it an act of protection? Impossible. This is the real war. What the Russians do is unacceptable. We need to stop this”.
“Ukrainians sent me many personal passages. They are starving. People are just trying to survive, sleeping in the ground or in bunkers”.
“Honestly, If I don’t have a wife and child, I would have been in Ukraine to fight. I know Ukrainians think so”.
“I am proud to be Ukrainian. When I see people fighting for their lives, I don’t know how to describe it. I believe the Ukrainians will not give up.”
Most of the netizens in the world were fed up with Zinchenko’s exhortations and tears
“Zinchenko has a family, so the others don’t? They still return to fight” – a netizen commented.
“May you fight to the last battery percentage”. – Many others are sarcastic.
Ukraine’s Defense Minister said that up to 60,200 Ukrainians abroad have returned to Ukraine to join the army.