​A Russian hockey team is facing backlash not for what happened on the ice. Rather, it's for what they did off the ice (i.e. social media).


HC Spartak Moscow announced that forward Yulia Ushakova suffered an ankle sprain on Monday. The cause of the social media ire comes from the photo they used for the issued statement, showing a half-naked Ushakova on a treatment table in just a thong. 

​​While the team was skewered on social media, Ushakova shared the same photo on her Instagram account, showing that she was complicit about the use of the photo. 

Ushakova addressed the injury on her Instagram post.


"I twisted my ankle, two broken nails," wrote Ushakova. "My wrist will be corrected, and when I go for the manicure, the problem will be solved. I started the week badly.


"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."

Ushakova is a former bodybuilding champion and works for the team's television network. She has since revealed her ankle has healed and is ready for the team's next set of home games.


While Ushakova did allow the team to use the photo, as well as post it on her personal social media account, they are still receiving backlash from all over the globe.