Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has been accused by Labour MP Chris Bryant of taking “blood money”.
Mourinho will earn a staggering £1.7million for around five days work at the 2018 World Cup in Russia working as a pundit.
It was confirmed last week that the Portuguese will be appearing on Russia state-backed channel, RT, this summer .
Bryant has now hit out at the United boss ahead of the tournament.
“To my mind, this is blood money, paid directly from the Russian state coffers,” he said.
Bryant’s message was echoed by fellow Welsh Labour MP Stephen Doughty.
“Leading sports figures and commentators need to reflect carefully on whether they want to be associated with Putin’s propaganda machine.
“RT has repeatedly conned viewers with a veneer of respectability, while taking its orders from the Kremlin.
“Serious questions are already being asked about participation in the Russian-hosted World Cup.
“I would urge leading football figures to rethink – not least after this week’s revelations – whether their punditry on Putin’s mouthpiece is appropriate,” Doughty said.