Javier Fernández is an Olympic skater and had the honour of carrying his country’s flag at the opening in Sochi. If only he’d kept his mouth shut.

Spanish blog Cromosoma X couldn’t have chosen a better photo of the guy, who said in an interview this week that it would be best if gays kept quiet for a few days to avoid problems with Russia, adding that you shouldn’t mix sport and politics. Unsurprisingly, his comments haven’t gone down well with the LGBTQ community in his home country.