In your post about Viktor you said "Viktor took a massive hit to his reputation in order to save Yuuri's" (by doing the press conference). Can you explain what you meant by this? Yuuri was officially proven innocent by the ISU at this point and people knew it was Yakov (and by default Viktor) who made the accusation so holding a press conference to apolpgize is expected i the situation?
What I meant was was that Viktor could have still been very accusatory to try and protect his own reputation. Like, ‘the circumstances were very suspicious and we confronted him and he didn’t deny it so we had solid ground to accuse him on and we were in the right here’ because technically Yakov did nothing wrong when he accused Yuuri. But that would cast suspicion on Yuuri and even if his innocence was proven it would give more fodder to the conspiracy theorists who would try and prove he actual was doping and Viktor knew how badly they had fucked up so he put all the blame on his side, like ‘we were categorically wrong, there was no way he was doping, this is our fault and we apologize’ to make sure everyone knew that Yuuri was definitely innocent. So basically he didn’t even try and defend himself, he was 100% focused on doing damage control for Yuuri