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  • 11 August 2014, 14:59

Mickey Rourke queues for Putin shirt in Moscow

Hollywood star Mickey Rourke queued up with hundreds of people in Moscow wanting to get their hands on a T-shirt of President Putin.

The Wrestler star joined the masses in Moscow Central department store in Red Square to buy the top costing 1,200 rubles (20).

The T-shirts are on sale for the second time, but this time there seemed to be more of a buying craze.

Most people standing in a queue were buying more than one T-shirt.

Rourke, who chose a grey Putin T-shirt, spoke fondly about the Russian President.

"If I didn't like him, I wouldn't buy the T-shirt believe me. I met him a couple of times and he was a real gentleman, a very cool regular guy, looked me right in the eye. I think he is a good guy. If I didn't, believe I wouldn't wear the T-shirt," he said.

Rourke's purchase comes just days after Steven Seagal performed at a concert for pro-Russian separatists in Crimea.

The American actor and martial artist has often spoken about how he considers Mr Putin to be a good friend.

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