In recent days, football has become a minor matter. At the beginning of the last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. What followed were worldwide solidarity exploitation for the Ukrainian population. So also from the English Premier League, which has again planned support messages on the weekend.
This has now moved the Chinese television station “Iqiyi” to give up the transfer of the Premier League games in China. The Premier League had announced that there will be a commemorative minute before each game and captains will lead to special bindings. In addition, there should be special messages via LED panels on the playing edge. Furthermore, the social media and television surfaces are held in the Ukrainian state colors.
As reported “The Athletic”, the Premier League was informed by the Chinese rightholder that no games are transferred between 5 and 7 March.
The country has previously pronounced sanctions against Russia. In addition, the speaker of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin, announced on Monday: “China and Russia will continue their normal trade cooperation in the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.”
FC Bayern: Lewandowski bears Ukraine captain binding
For several games in England, public solidarity has already been shown, among other things, at the Ligapokal Final last Sunday between FC Chelsea and the FC Liverpool, as the Ukrainian flag and the Embassy “Football Stand Together” was shown on the screen.
Also in the Bundesliga there was already solidary messages on the weekend. Among other things, Bavaria-Star Robert Lewandowski wore one in the usual captain nobility in the colors of Ukraine. In addition, a commemorative time was held before each game.