The backlash on that outfit must have been so strong. He only wore it once before he realized his mistake.
The thing that makes dead chicken so bad is that, okay, there are a lot of ugly outfits in skating, but for this one he literally took one of the most gorgeous outfits I’ve ever seen in men’s skating and swapped it out for the dead chicken one.
Look, I’m the last person who is going to insist that you dress literally as a gladiator (like this guy), just because you’re skating to the Gladiator movie soundtrack, but this is so lazy. This is the bare minimum of a costume, and it doesn’t help that he doesn’t put on much of a show anyway. It looks like he didn’t want to be a character at all, but he was forced to do some light airbrushing. Honestly, I’d rather he skated in all black and really do nothing than show up like he was in a collision during the warm-up.