Magazine article Screen International

Talking Hockey in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Talking Hockey in Cannes

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Legendary Russian ice hockey star Slava Fetisov, in Cannes with Gabe Polsky's doc Red Army, has poured scorn on the notion that sports like ice hockey and American Football are becoming too violent.

US President Barack Obama recently told the media that if he had a son, he would, "have to think long and hard before I let him play Football."Former captain of the all conquering Soviet Red Army team, two time Olympic gold medal and three time Stanley Cup winner Fetisov thinks Obama is being too timid."Why do you ask me this question," Fetisov responded when asked about the potential perils of his sport. "This is the man's game...in my time, when we played, we had no shields and little protection for our heads."Fetisov remembered that he once received 250 stitches on his face. …

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