Vladimir Putin: 'Most polite President' T-shirt sparks fury at soccer game

    Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Tarasov could be in trouble with UEFA for his actions.

    Story highlights

    • Russian footballer reveals Putin shirt in match in Turkey
    • Lokomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov unveiled shirt after Fenerbahce loss
    • Tensions between Russia and Turkey have been running high
    • Tarasov may be in trouble for his actions with UEFA

    (CNN)Tensions were raised in a politically charged European football match when a Russian player removed his shirt to display an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin following a Europa League match in Istanbul.

    Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Tarasov revealed the picture of Putin following his side's 2-0 defeat by Fenerbahce, with the Russian President depicted in a navy cap above the words: "The most polite President."