Boombl4: "I'm sorry for being silent for so long about everything that's going on"2022-05-05 18:58:00
This May it will be three years since I became a captain of NAVI. I experienced a lot of emotions in this period. I love my team and my club, and right now I have mixed feelings. I'm sorry for being silent for so long about everything that's going on, and for the inappropriate publications of my wife Lika. I've been in Ukraine on many bootcamps, never was discriminated against on any basis, and always felt myself at home.
I'm sorry that part of my fellow citizens fully trusts TV, and that it's hard for a lot of sane people including me to call things by their name. I understand that a lot of people won't be satisfied by this message, but I want to say that I'm for peace and against bloodshed. That's all I can say right now. We have a Major ahead of us, and after that, me and the club will decide what's next. I hope you will be supporting us at the tournament.
Mikhailov's spot on the team came under question after NAVI CEO claimed that the club won't work with any players living and paying taxes in Russia. His wife was criticized for publishing a photo with a Russian flag on her cheek on social media. Some people saw that as a support for the country's actions in Ukraine, even tho she never said anything about it. At the end of April couple announced a divorce, but quickly reconciled.