The English football association has decided to break their agreement with the Russian broadcasting group,namely the Rambler group who were on their last term of their 3 year subscription with the English football. This means they cannot telecast the remaining FA cup matches of this month. A decision took by the 20 clubs panel commitee on Tuesday.
The premier league shares their grief and condemns on the Russian invasion to ukraine and stands for peace and solidarity.
EPL has also decided to donate €1 million($1.3 million) to the DEC(Disaster Emergency commitee) to help the victims of the small bordering country to Russia. “The £1 million donation will be made to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to deliver humanitarian aid directly to those in need.” the statement read.
The clubs have also shown their support by wearing armbands on the weekend matches where the Premier league board displayed “Football stands together” against the backdrop of Ukrainian flag colours. The fans ,officials,players stood alltogether as a gesture of against war motive.
English sports minister, Nigel Huddleston complimented on the decision taken by EPL and remarked it as a consensus from the government against Putin’s ruthless activities. “This is absolutely the right thing to do and we fully support the Premier League’s decision to stop broadcasting matches in Russia in response to Putin’s barbaric, senseless invasion of Ukraine,” he said in a statement.
The Okko sport of Russia used to pay 6 million pounds to the association yearly following the agreemental rights to broadcast the matches.
The world football has unified against Russian response and have restricted the Russian team to participate in any competitions until further notice.
On the other hand, Real Madrid have knocked out PSG from the UEFA Champions league R-16 . The French club kicked off the match confidently,as they seemed much optimistic in the first quarter. Mbappe failed to convert couple of easy chances rather than minusing the ball to his teammates. However, he did not fail to beat courtouis on the 39th minute having a served slice of assist from Neymar.
The red and blues lost their rythm on the second half, lots of unforced errors,miss passes gave Madrid the chance to prey upon the Parisian. Ancelotti zonally marked Messi as he felt helpless where his teammates shown no kind of support. Donarumma’s schoolboy mistake gave Madrid their equaliser where Benzima didn’t forget to capitalise. Gradually, PSG lost their rythym and the French striker emerged as a comeback hero in his home ground. He scored his hattrick on marquinos’s silly clearance. The team looked unprecedented and the Madristas got a night to be worth remembering.