A Russian footballer taunted Turkish fans by pulling off his shirt to exhibit a design of President Putin after a compare in Istanbul.
Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Tarasov’s vest showed Mr Putin in a navy top along with a difference “the many respectful president”.
The politically-charged Europa League compare was a biggest sporting confront between a nations given Turkey shot down a Russian jet in November.
Turkish side Fenerbahce won 2-0.
Lokomotiv Moscow are now expected to face punishment given European football’s ruling physique Uefa does not concede domestic statements during matches.
But Tarasov after shielded his behaviour.
“It’s my president. we honour him and motionless to uncover that I’m always with him and prepared to give my support,” he told Russian news group R-Sport.
“What was created on that shirt was all that we wanted to say,” he added.
Turkish journal Yeni Safak described a gesticulate as “a Putin provocation”.
Relations have been moving given Turkey downed a Russian warrior that it pronounced was in a airspace.
The occurrence sparked a stability fight of difference between Mr Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a dispute in Syria.
Before a compare in Istanbul, bottles were thrown during a Lokomotiv group train as it done a approach to a stadium. Turkish military pronounced they done 3 arrests.
However, Uefa deserted calls to apart Russian and Turkish clubs in European competitions and will also not apart a dual nations in a pull for this summer’s European Championship.