The appointment of a Russian coach by Emma Raducanu has angered a British MP.

The appointment of a Russian coach by Emma Raducanu has British MP Chris Bryant unimpressed because he worries that Russia will utilize it for its propaganda. Raducanu and his coach Torben Beltz parted ways in April. The Daily Mail reported last week that during the North American hard court swing, Raducanu will be accompanied by former Russian tennis star Dmitry Tursunov.

Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from the tournament in April out of concern that Russia might exploit their players’ potential success for its own propaganda. The Labour MP Bryant has asked Raducanu to change her mind about her decision.

“It’ll be a great tragedy if Emma Raducanu goes forward with this, since the Kremlin would present this as a PR coup and a sign that the UK doesn’t truly care about the situation in Ukraine. I want her to reconsider and, at the very least, to denounce Putin’s heinous conflict, Bryant told The Telegraph.

MP Bryant is not pleased with Raducanu’s choice.

Russia took notice of Bryant’s remarks regarding Raducanu’s choice to recruit Tursunov.

Bryant’s remarks were criticized by Vladimir Kornilov of RIA Novosti, who called them “Russophobic.”

Now, it appears that, at the very least, she will have to publicly denounce “Putin’s brutal war” if she doesn’t change her mind. She is getting ready to accompany him to a competition somewhere right now, but she has no choice but to get rid of him because they are bothering her.

Do you realize how severe the paranoia and downright anti-Russian sentiment is in the West? Kornilov asked. Ben Rothenberg said on Sunday that Raducanu and Tursunov will only be working together in Washington temporarily.

Tursunov reportedly already has “preexisting commitments” for the National Bank Open, which begins on August 7 in Toronto.