A Russian hockey side has drawn flak from the fans and is being accused of being sexist after posting a controversial ‘naked ‘picture of its female player as part of an injury announcement. HC Spartak Moscow, on its official Twitter handle, posted a picture of Yulia Ushakova wearing just her underwear to break the news of her ankle sprain earlier this week.

According to mirror.co.uk, the side also posted a follow-up snap a couple of days later, explaining that the condition of her ankle had improved.

Ushakova herself had initially posted the images on her own Instagram account. “I twisted my ankle, two broken nails. My wrist will be corrected, and when I go for the manicure, the problem will be solved. I started the week badly,” she said in her post.”I will solve the ‘women’s problems’ in terms of the degree of significance, first I’ll remove the wrinkles, then to the manicure. And the ankle itself will pass. Let’s see how cosmetics works @celltense_russia. To all, a cool and positive start of the week!” she added.

The picture has provoked anger on Twitter from a number of accounts. Here are some of the reactions:

Ushakova has since recovered from her injury and was back in the gym on Friday.

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Привет всем моим любимым («стареньким» и новеньким) подписчикам!!! 💋 Надеюсь, вы не скучаете в эту пятницу 😜✌🏽 Для тех, кто со мной недавно, хочу немного рассказать о себе и узнать, кто ВЫ!!! Меня зовут Юля, я из Тюмени 😁 Но чуть больше 4х лет живу в Москве, которую безумно люблю!!! Я ЗМС (это такое звание спортивное, высшее ☝🏽), двукратная чемпионка мира по бодифитнесу 💪🏽 и тележурналистка по образованию 🎥 Являюсь ведущей клубного ТВ хоккейного клуба @spartak_hc, лицом компании @optimumnutrition_ru в России и выступаю в роли спикера на различных мероприятиях, посвящённых ЗОЖу 🙌🏽 Обожаю своё дело, путешествия, интересных людей и иногда… шампанское 😄 Так что я не зануда 😆 В общем, приятно познакомиться!!! ………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………..Hello, my dear friends (my old and new followers)💋 I hope you’re having a great time this Friday 😜✌I’m going to tell about myself for those who has recently followed me and also going to know something about YOU! My name is Julia and I’m from the city of Tyumen, Russia 😁 I’ve lived in Moscow for a little more than 4 years and I’m really in love with this city! I’m a two-time world champion in body fitness, Honoured Master of Sports 💪🏻 and I have a diploma of a journalist 🎥 I’m a host of a hockey club television @spartak_hc, I’m also an advertising personality of @optimumnutrition in Russia and a speaker in various healthy lifestyle events 🙌🏼 I’ m crazy about my job, traveling, meeting new people and making new friends… and sometimes I enjoy drinking champagne 😄 so, you can see I’m not a dull beggar 😆 Nice to meet you 💋

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“The ankle has recovered, everything in order,’ she said.