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UEFA demands Ukraine make changes to ‘political’ jersey

UEFA on Thursday demanded that make adjustments to their jersey for Euro 2020 to take away a “political” slogan that sparked protests from .

European soccer’s governing physique mentioned the message “Glory to our Heroes”, a rallying cry throughout the 2014 anti-Russia protests in Ukraine that’s featured contained in the shirt, was “clearly political in nature”.

On Russia had despatched a letter of criticism to UEFA over the yellow jersey which additionally options on the entrance the define of Ukraine with Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

However UEFA mentioned the map wouldn’t have to be modified as a result of a United Basic Meeting Decision “recognises the territorial borders as broadly depicted by the design”.

The slogan “Glory to Ukraine” was additionally permitted by UEFA as “by itself (it) also be thought of as a generic and non-political phrase of nationwide significance”.

That chant was utilized by protesters who ousted a Kremlin-backed chief throughout the Maidan demonstrations years in the past.

The revolt was condemned by Moscow and sparked a disaster in ties between the 2 nations.

Russia annexed Crimea and supported Russian-speaking insurgents in Ukraine’s east. The battle has claimed the lives of greater than 13,000 individuals.

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