China is considering pulling its TV coverage of the Premier League this weekend, with the latter planning to show more support for Ukraine.
The BBC says China’s actions are the result of elite plans to demonstrate yet another show of solidarity with Ukraine after Russia invaded the country.
China has denounced the economic sanctions imposed by the United Kingdom and the EU against Russia and accused the United States and its allies of provoking Moscow.
The Asian giants plan to show further support for Vladimir Putin’s regime by giving up showing this weekend’s fixtures in the English top flight.
The captains of the 20 Premier League clubs will wear special armbands in Ukrainian colors and supporters will be encouraged to join players, managers, match officials and club staff in a moment of reflection and solidarity ahead of kick-off. mail.
The large screens on the pitch will display ‘Football stands together’ on a blue and yellow background, matching the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
The words will also be displayed on LED perimeter signs during matches, which start with Leicester v Leeds at 12.30pm on Saturday until Monday night’s match between Tottenham and Everton.
Additionally, the solidarity message will be visible to fans around the world on Premier League digital channels. Logos and profiles on these platforms will change to represent the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
Large screens on the pitch will display ‘Football stands together’ against a blue and yellow background this weekend in the English top flight
A statement from the governing body read: “The Premier League and our clubs unreservedly reject Russia’s actions and will show their support for the people of Ukraine in all matches this weekend.”
“We call for peace and our hearts go out to all those affected.”
Meanwhile, anti-war and supporting Ukraine banners and players draping the country’s flag around them as they exit are just some of the actions taken during last weekend’s fixtures.