Russian MMA fighter Artur Kolitsky apologized to Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov for telling his supporters he was “ready to do anything for money”. The athlete posted a video of his speech to the Chechen president. Instagram Page.
“I was drunk, I listened to all the nonsense from all these YouTube bloggers, my mind was clouded and stunned,” said the athlete.
According to Kulitsky, he did not control his behavior. The athlete added that what he said was nonsense. Klitschko made it clear that he was safe, and that no one was threatening him.
The fighter said, “I will never let this stupidity come to me.
In his original video, which has now been removed, Klitschko described “Kadyrov’s hot heads who are ready for anything for money.” The player suggested that he would be forced to apologize for those words.
Chechnya actively uses the process of public apology, and it has spread beyond the borders of the republic.
At least three Russian citizens have apologized to Kadyrov since the beginning of the year.
- In May, a 17-year-old Tik Tak user from Perm called the Chechen leader a devil. Kadyrov vowed to find and remove the commenter, and the teen later publicly apologized.
- The same month, another Tuk-Tuk user from the Tola region of Russia insulted Kadyrov. He also called Kadyrov a devil, but later apologized and deleted the account.
- In June, a 14-year-old tick-tock user, a blogger from Kabardino-Balkaria, also called Kadyrov a devil, but a few days later apologized for his “unacceptable words.”