Football analyst Philip Jos decided to discuss the football world’s reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: “I have noticed in recent days how football has united,” Joos opened.
“Man United decided to stop flying with Aeroflot, UEFA decided to cancel the lucrative deal with Gazprom, … and rightly so if you ask me. He also makes a statement.”
“It started on Wednesday with Roman Yaremchuk’s goal against Ajax in the Champions League. A lot of people were carrying Ukrainian flags in the stadiums, and you can really feel a kind of solidarity in the world of football.”
“It’s impressive how people still touch a Ukrainian flag or collect something themselves. Really clever. I also noticed in Yaremchuk that he really did a lot for him.”
Yus also spoke of Russian striker Fyodor Smolov: “His reaction really surprised me. He was so smart that he dared to speak out against the war on social media.”
“It’s not so because he plays in a distant country, he only plays in the capital at Dynamo Moscow. Really, hats off to Smolov.”
Meanwhile, UEFA and FIFA, in consultation, decided that Russia would definitely not participate in the World Cup finals in Qatar next fall: “This is a severe punishment,” Goss continued. “Most Russian players would not agree to war either. Although it serves a higher purpose and is a good decision.”
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