but it's in backwards and not showing the side of the palms
A V-sign with palm facing inwards has a VERY different meaning in the UK! This gesture is called "flicking the V" and basically means "go f*** yourself".
Itís every bit as offensive as the US middle finger equivalent, so let's hope Marat makes the adjustment before the start of Wimbledon!
Imagine his farewell appearance (in the final, please God?) on Centre Court in front of thousands of British fans, being interviewed by the eternally unflappable Sue Barker, every single live TV camera trained on him - "And thanks to you guys, the fans, for all your support throughout the years. You make this tournament really special for me and Iím gonna miss you ..." FLICK!