Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated an eight goal haul last night in a gala ice-hockey match with retired NHL players.
The 62 year old leader reportedly only recently took up the sport, and is better known for being a 6th dan in Judo and an 8th dan in kyokushin karate.
Some took to twitter to mock the performance, suggesting that the President was somewhat assisted by his all-star teammates.
BREAKING: Poroshenko offers to let Putin score 9 goals against him if Russia leaves Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/spYs0UjErv— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 16, 2015
The president was playing alongside former NHL stars such as Pavel Bure and Valeri Kamensky, and his team won 18-6 in the match held to celebrate 70 years since the victory in World War Two.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watched the fixture from the stands.
Elsewhere Russia’s national ice-hockey team won the world championship semi-final against the US 4-0, meaning they play Canada in the final today.Reuse content