9 Photos of Sad Russian Hockey Fans in Sochi

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Sad fan.
Sad fan. Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/2014 AFP

The Russian men's hockey team was under tremendous pressure to win Olympic gold on home ice in Sochi, but they were shaky in the preliminary round and earlier today were eliminated by Finland in the quarterfinals. The photo of a sad Vladimir Putin floating around the internet this morning wasn't actually taken today. But these pictures, of distraught Russians fans either at the game or following along in Olympic Park, were.

Photo: Martin Rose/2014 Getty Images
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Photo: Brian Cassella/2014 MCT
Photo: Martin Rose/2014 Getty Images
Photo: Brian Cassella/2014 MCT
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And just because, here's a bonus photo of the Sochi Olympics' bear mascot: