Fitness influencer and bodybuilder Joey Swoll has publicly slammed Chelsea attacker Mykhailo Mudryk for a video he posted over his Instagram story. Since he has been transferred to Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in the January transfer window, the Ukrainian footballer has struggled pretty much to build a positive reputation. Recently, the 22-year-old has found himself in the centre of another storm after being publicly lashed out by Swoll.
Mudryk posted a video of an elderly gentleman using the rowing machine, with a blurred square placed over the shorts area, clearly suggesting a wardrobe malfunction. He posted the recording alongside the caption "?", with the social media influencer responding by criticising him for making fun instead of not stepping in to help. He took to Twitter to call out Mudryk, and captioned the video, "Either help him or mind your own business but put your damn phone away!"
Watch the video here:
"So, you see that man at the gym, working hard, trying to better himself, with a trainer. He's in an embarrassing situation, where, yes, he's a little exposed. And you decide: 'Hey, let me take a video of it to post on social media to make fun of him', all for attention. Really? Pardon my language, but what the f*ck is wrong with you? You're a professional soccer player, you play for Chelsea in the Premier League! Is this really how you want to represent yourself and your team?"
Notably, it isn't the first time that Mudryk’s social media has come under fire since his arrival in English football. Just after he joined the current club, he came in for controversy over the apparent use of a racist slur in one of his TikTok videos. The Blues beat Arsenal to secure his signing for €70 million, but he hasn’t scored yet and delivered only two assists in 16 games so far.