Reports state that Manchester United has swapped their flight with the Russian state AIRLINE Aeroflot at the eleventh hour ahead of their Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid concerning the invasion in Ukraine caused by Vladimir Putin. The Red Devils frequently fly with the Russian airline as they have a long-term commercial partnership agreement with them.
However, before Wednesday’s match, the Manchester United footballers flew on Titan Airways, which is a UK-based organization, after canceling their 4 PM charter flight to Madrid. Some sources state that this particular decision was mutual with the airline and the commercial partnership is still on a good standpoint.
Boris Johnson in this regard
The manager of Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick, and his team players including Cristiano Ronaldo were spotted boarding the replacement flight from Manchester Airport on the 22nd afternoon, on Tuesday. Boris Johnson told MPs in the House of Commons that there isn’t any chance of holding football tournaments in Russia which consists of events including invading sovereign countries.
Reports state that UEFA the governing authority of the Champions League is considering stripping Russia of hosting the final match of this Champions League season amid the threat of war between Ukraine and Russia.
UK Health Secretary in this regard
Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary of the UK said in this regard that Vladimir Putin on Tuesday morning ordered an invasion to Ukraine following the Russian tanks’ armored vehicles as well as trucks were seen rolling overnight into the eastern regions.
According to The Times, after insisting that there were no plans initially to move the final match of the Champions League from St.Petersburg, the UEFA are now on a discussion for getting an alternative.
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