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Premier League suspends TV coverage in Russia after war with Ukraine UK News

At a shareholders’ meeting in London on Tuesday March 8, the league’s 20 clubs endorsed the move.

The Premier League will also donate £1m to support those affected by war.

A statement read:

The Premier League and its clubs have today unanimously agreed to suspend our agreement with Russian broadcast partner Rambler (Okko Sport) with immediate effect and to donate £1m to support the people of Ukraine.

The League strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We call for peace and our hearts go out to all those affected.

The £1million donation will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to deliver humanitarian aid directly to people in need.

This message of solidarity was visible to fans around the world on Premier League digital channels and via match broadcasts.

This adds to the many ways clubs continue to show their support.

In addition to Premier League sanctions, the English Football League has suspended access to its iFollow and other club streaming services in Russia.

The Football Association is also in contact with the company that controls the rights to the FA Cup in Russia.

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “It is absolutely the right thing to do and we fully support the Premier League’s decision to stop showing games in Russia in response to Putin’s barbaric and senseless invasion in Ukraine.

“Russia cannot be allowed to legitimize its illegal war through sport and culture, and we must work together to ensure Putin remains a pariah on the international stage.”

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This notice was published: 2022-03-08 20:01:27

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