Russia’s fearless leader took a tumble while showing off his sheer masculinity on the ice.
Vladimir Putin — the ultra-macho Russian president known for his love of shirtless horseback riding and decades-long dedication to competitive Judo — slipped during an amateur hockey game in Sochi Tuesday.
Photos showed the red-and-blue uniform-clad president grimacing as he hit the ice. The puck sat just inches in front of the fallen hero.
The game pitted Putin’s team — full of former professional hockey players and other politicians — against a team of amateurs who qualified for the championship game through previous matches.