Premier League clubs have come to a consensus to suspend the TV’s rights.
The Premier League has annouced that its agreement with Russian TV broadcaster Rambler (Okko Sports) has been suspended amidst on-going invasion of Ukraine by the country.
Also, a donation of £1 million has been made to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to support victims of the invasion.
This decision was made during a meeting of shareholders in London on Tuesday, with all the 20 clubs in the league agreeing to suspend the TV.
“The Premier League and its clubs today unanimously agreed to suspend our agreement with Russian broadcast partner Rambler (Okko Sport) with immediate effect and to donate £1 million to support the people of Ukraine,” a statement from the Premier League reads.
“The league strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those impacted.
“The £1m donation will be made to the Disasters Emergency Committee to deliver humanitarian aid directly to those in need.”
Some clubs in the division have also cancelled their various sponsorship deals with Russian partners, as football continues to show solidarity for the people of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the English Football Association has also suspended its deals with Russian broadcasters. This means that the FA Cup quarter-finals will not be shown in the country later this month.
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