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Russian footballer hires live Bear to perform at his toddler's birthday party

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Kirill Kombarov of FC Torpedo Moscow has been heavily criticised for hiring a muzzled bear to perform at his two-year-old son's birthday party.

The midfielder rented the live animal which was muzzled and forced to wear a tie whilst performing for Kombarov's son to celebrate his birthday, later that evening pictures were posted on the internet of the Bear by the footballer.

The 27-year-old Kombarov currently plays for FC Torpedo Moscow on loan from Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League.

The humungous Bear was rented from Stepan Nikulin circus, Kombarov had come across the animal after seeing it perform on television and decided it was the perfect birthday present for his two-year-old son.

The bear has already appeared in several films and the circus confirmed it did make it available for private parties which the Moscow player certainly took advantage of.

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The scrutiny of the player has become intense since he released the images of his son's party involving the Bear, the player has since taken the image of the animal off his Instagram page.

In one particular snap the Bear is lying down on the ground and the birthday boy Timofei is seen riding the large muzzled-animal, it includes the caption from the footballer himself, saying: 'Happy birthday Timofei.'

It is not just his actions off the pitch that have seen the player criticised by the media, Kombarov has failed to impress so far for Torpedo Moscow, this current season he has no goals in seven games.

To check out the images of the Bear at the party, Click here.

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