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China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by Dpharisee: 3:49pm On Mar 04
English football's support for Ukraine has prompted China to withdraw this weekend's Premier League broadcasts, reports have claimed

China will refuse to show this weekend's scheduled broadcast of English Premier League matches because of the organization's plans for an effusive support for Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict, according to reports.

The Premier League has stated that it "wholeheartedly rejects Russia's actions" with several individual clubs also making demonstrations in recent days – particularly Everton and Manchester City, who both flew the Ukrainian flag in advance of their match last Saturday.

Protests were also evident at various other games involving Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Brighton and others.

"We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted," Premier League chiefs added.

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich also pledged to support "all victims the war in Ukraine" in his statement earlier this week in which he confirmed rumors that he was to sell his ownership stake in Chelsea.
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English football's support for Ukraine has prompted China to withdraw this weekend's Premier League broadcasts, reports have claimed
China to pull Premier League broadcasts because of pro-Ukraine displays – reports
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China will refuse to show this weekend's scheduled broadcast of English Premier League matches because of the organization's plans for an effusive support for Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict, according to reports.

The Premier League has stated that it "wholeheartedly rejects Russia's actions" with several individual clubs also making demonstrations in recent days – particularly Everton and Manchester City, who both flew the Ukrainian flag in advance of their match last Saturday.

Protests were also evident at various other games involving Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Brighton and others.

"We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted," Premier League chiefs added.

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich also pledged to support "all victims the war in Ukraine" in his statement earlier this week in which he confirmed rumors that he was to sell his ownership stake in Chelsea.

Further gestures are expected to take place at this weekend's schedule of English top flight games, a move which has prompted China – a political ally of Russia – to cancel broadcast plans for upcoming Premier League games, according to The Athletic.

Captains of all 20 Premier League teams are expected to wear armbands reflecting support for Ukraine, with screen inside stadiums to declare the message 'Football Stands Together' written in Ukrainian colors.

Fans will also be given an opportunity for "a moment of reflection and solidarity before kick-off at each game."

The Premier League has so far declined to comment on China's reported plan to refuse to show the matches, although chief executive Richard Masters did state this week that the competition is "reviewing" its broadcasting deal with Russian partners in light of the Ukraine conflict.

https://www.rt.com/sport/551230-china-english-premier-league-ukraine/
Re: China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by Streamz: 3:52pm On Mar 04
China and Russia think they can be against d whole world............ Devil countries
Re: China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by Guyman02: 3:52pm On Mar 04
What happened with Sports should not be mixed with politics.
Kenya and Zimbabwe are under suspension by FIFA for interference in their FA elections which they are funding with their money

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Re: China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by Bestiee01(f): 3:55pm On Mar 04
The West is acting as if they have not invaded a sovereign country before under the guise of terrorism.Iraq,Syria, Afghanistan,Yemen come to mind


Hadley Chase available
Re: China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by thesicilian: 4:25pm On Mar 04
Sanctions and counter Sanctions. Let's see who blinks first
Re: China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by alBHAGDADI: 4:35pm On Mar 04
Kudos China.

Football has become trash of late. I'm not talking about the performance of the players alone but the stupid agenda infused into it.

Imagine football team captains wearing rainbow coloured handbands in support of sodomy. The EPL even forces players to take a knee before every game, which is trash.

People just want to watch sports, not something laced with politics and perverted sexuality.

I've stopped taking sports serious; I rather play it than watch it on TV. It's all politics and programmed games to lead to their choice winners.

People need to start to wean themselves off westernisation, because as it appears, they are ready to use it against you if you fail to do their dictate.

Just watch how the EPL will change tone to favour China now, because they know that's one big market for their league.
Re: China To Pull Premier League Broadcasts Because Of Pro-ukraine Displays by Cizarr(m): 5:20pm On Mar 04
Who dey epp?

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