Sharapova criticized for a photo with the American flag

MOSCOW, 11 Mar — RIA Novosti. Netizens criticized the Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova for a photograph with a U.S. flag, which she posted to Instagram.

Publication from Maria Sharapova (@mariasharapova) Mar 10, 2018 at 5:53 PST

In the picture the athlete stands in an embrace with my mother on the contrary is depicted on the Jasper Johns painting of the American flag. Many members saw in this picture “hidden meaning” and accused Sharapova of being unpatriotic.

“Hi! Maria Sharapova, I understand that you, despite the Russian citizenship, like the United States, right?” asked luiz_bdias.

“This place must be the Russian flag, isn’t it?” — noticed elfrancorap17.

“Patriotic, Masha,” wrote nik38_ru.

“But you’re not an American!” — outraged payam_shafiei.

However, some users saw nothing reprehensible pictures and repulsed “critics”.

“Masha is in favour of Russia, not the USA. Probably, once it is clear which country she considers Home?” asked vesna_cska.

Sharapova — Russian tennis player, former first racket of the world, one out of ten women in history who have so-called “career slam” and also honored master of sports of Russia.