If Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho decides to take up a job as a World Cup pundit with Russia-based RT, he would be earning “blood money”.
Some British Members of Parliament made this known on Wednesday, after an ex-Russian spy was murdered in Salisbury with what appeared to be a nerve agent.
RT, which is backed by the Kremlin, announced Mourinho’s appointment as its main pundit for the Russia 2018 World Cup in June a day after the Salisbury incident.
The Member of Parliament for Rhondda, Chris Bryant said, “To my mind, this is blood money, paid directly from the Russian state coffers.”
RT, previously known as Russia Today, has been the focus of criticism in recent times from France and United States for propagating propaganda in support of Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
If he decides to accept the job, which he has been silent about, Mourinho will join other stars, Stan Collymore and Peter Schmeichel.