Former Red Wing forward Pavel Datsyuk is reportedly one of many hiding away at a Russian monastery defended by Cossacks along with a priest who claims COVID-19 is a conspiracy to micro-chip people, according to RT.com.
The report goes on describing this very bizarre situation, adding that Datsyuk is fully supporting the rebellious religious leader. According to RT, this priest was set to face a church trial for disobeying a patriarch — a trial that was scheduled for Monday, but has been postponed until June 26. Sergius, the priest and former police officer, was also previously convicted of murder which landed him behind bars for 13 years.
This is not the first time Pavel Datsyuk has revealed his allegiance to his faith; back in 2013, Datsyuk was asked about Russia’s anti-gay laws:
To translate that further, here is what the Russian Orthodox Church says about same-sex relationships:
In the hockey world, we all know what Pavel Datsyuk is known for. I won’t get into that, because frankly I find it completely irrelevant. Yes, the man is allowed to have his beliefs – but there are consequences to what we do. I have personally moved on from him as a fan, and I believe the organisation should do its best to distance itself from the player.