On the eve of the start of the Euro, which begins this Friday, June 11 with Italy-Turkey.
Russia was quick to respond to UEFA’s request. Via its Foreign Ministry, Moscow said it was satisfied with the reaction of the governing body.
UEFA asks Ukraine to change its “political” jersey …
Called upon by Russian protests, UEFA imposed on Thursday a modification of Ukraine’s jersey on the eve of the opening of the Euro football tournament, finally deeming the words “Glory to our heroes” denounced by “political”. Moscow.
“After a more in-depth analysis”, this slogan chanted during the popular anti-Russian uprising in Maidan in 2014, is “clearly of a political nature” and “must therefore be withdrawn (…) in view of UEFA’s competitive matches”, the instance told AFP.
Unveiled last weekend, the Ukrainian jersey also shows Crimea, territory annexed by Russia in 2014.