Premier League captains to wear yellow and blue armbands to weekend matches as a sign of support for Ukraine
PREMIER LEAGUE captains will wear special yellow and blue armbands this weekend in support of Ukraine.
Top-flight clubs have agreed to make the unified gesture and those inside the pitches will be told to shut up before games kick off.
Large screens and peripheral panels will display “Football Stands Together” against a backdrop of the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
A Prem spokesperson said: “This message of solidarity will also be visible to fans around the world on Premier League digital channels.
“Logos and profiles on these platforms will change to represent the colors of the Ukrainian flag, which will also be displayed during match broadcasts in the UK and abroad.”
A statement also highlighted the Prem’s opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The clubs added: “The Premier League and our clubs unreservedly reject Russia’s actions.
“We call for peace and our hearts go out to all those affected.
“A show of solidarity with Ukraine will be visible in all Premier League matches from Saturday March 5 to Monday March 7.
“This follows the many ways clubs have already shown their support.”
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The Prem will also “encourage supporters to join players, managers, match officials and club staff in a moment of reflection and solidarity before each match kicks off”.
Meanwhile, Brighton will wear their yellow and blue jersey for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle
Graham Potter’s team will also be donating all proceeds from ongoing kit sales to the British Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal.
The Brighton women’s side will also wear the shirt against Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League on Saturday morning.
This follows Manchester City underlining their support on Tuesday when their Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko was named captain for the 2-0 FA Cup victory at Peterborough.
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