Dmitri Tarasov sparked fury when he took off his jersey in Tuesday night’s Europa League match in Turkey to reveal a picture of Putin with the words, 'Most Polite President'. . . .
In the face of international anger at the gesture at the end of the match against Fenerbahce, Tarasov hit back, saying: 'I didn't want to insult or provoke anyone with my gesture.’
He told MailOnline: 'There was nothing like that in my action, and I'm sure that smart people understand it fully.
'That's why in the next match you will perhaps see me wearing a t-shirt showing the president, and some other writing.'
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