United has terminated Aeroflot as the world of sportscasts Russia into the wilderness

    The athletic world has taken a bold position against Russia today, axing two of its major tournaments scheduled for later this year. Vladimir Putin’s country was defeated in the Champions League final by Paris this morning, and their Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled hours later.

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    On Thursday, the sporting world turned against Russia after she declared war on Ukraine, and officials have officially sanctioned Russia for its invasion. It had been speculated that Saint Petersburg would be stripped of hosting the Champions League final, and this was confirmed on Friday morning, with Paris taking its place as the showcase of European club football.

    After an emergency meeting of UEFA’s executive committee on May 28, the event was shifted from the Gazprom Arena in the Russian city to the Stade de France at the end of the season.

    Then, just hours later, Russia received another slap on the wrist when the Sochi Grand Prix in September was cancelled. After initially delaying a decision by stating that they were very closely monitoring the situation,’ F1 officials decided to cancel the race, which was scheduled to take place on September 25.

    Meanwhile, Everton will deactivate their air raid siren ahead of their Premier League match against Manchester City this weekend, all football matches in Italy will be postponed in protest, and Daniil Medvedev, the world’s new number one, simply wants peace.

    Reaction towards Russian War

    This is how the sports world reacted to Russian forces arriving in Kyiv as Putin’s hometown was abandoned. The Grand Prix of Russia has been dropped off the Formula One calendar just hours after they lost the Champions League final to Paris, as sport turns against Vladimir Putin’s country in the aftermath of the war in Ukraine.

    Manchester United has cancelled a £40 million sponsorship arrangement with Russian airline Aeroflot after Russia declares war on Ukraine. The action comes after United went to Madrid with Titan Airways on Tuesday in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Champions League final will be held in Paris after UEFA decides to move the event from Russia due to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Everton will mute their iconic pre-match air raid sound for tomorrow’s match against Manchester City. All football matches in Italy will begin five minutes late this weekend in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina, who says: ‘Sport is not about politics, but it seeks peace.’

    Read: Manchester United swap flight with Aeroflot for another airline ahead of the Champions League final which is hosted by Russia despite invasion in Ukraine heating up

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