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US, UK embassies show solidarity with Ukraine over new shirt

Ukraine's football association adopted the phrase 'Glory to the heroes' as an official slogan on Friday, even though its use on the national team's shirt has been banned by UEFA and caused outrage in Russia.

US, UK embassies show solidarity with Ukraine over new shirt

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jun 2021 5:46 AM GMT

LONDON: Ukraine's football association adopted the phrase 'Glory to the heroes' as an official slogan on Friday, even though its use on the national team's shirt has been banned by UEFA and caused outrage in Russia.

The US and British embassies in Kyiv showed solidarity with Ukraine over the new shirt, which is emblazoned with an outline map of Ukraine that includes Russia-annexed Crimea, by wearing it in photographs posted on Facebook.

"Can't wait for kickoff on Sunday - don't know who will win, but the Ukrainian team will look great!" a caption read below a photograph of the employees in the new kit that was posted on the U.S. embassy's Facebook page.

Ukraine play the Netherlands in their first European Championship match on Sunday, and a spokesman confirmed the players planned to wear the new strip. Agencies

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