Jágr denies support for Babiš’s ANO 2011 party

04-09-2013

Jaromír Jágr says he does not support any political party. The Czech ice hockey star has been linked to ANO 2011, with its leader Andrej Babiš saying after the recent shooting of an advert for his food company that Mr. Jágr had expressed “sympathy” for the party. However, in a statement on his Facebook page, the hockey legend said the only thing linking the two men was the fact Mr. Babiš was planning to sponsor his Kladno club. Mr. Jágr said his fans would be the first to know if he decided to back a party. He has hitherto been a vocal supporter of the Civic Democrats.