The official English Premier League website issued a statement condemning the Russian war on Ukraine and declaring full support for the Ukrainian people.
“The Premier League and our clubs wholeheartedly reject Russia’s actions and will show their support for the people of Ukraine in all matches this weekend,” the official website said in a statement.
He added: “The show of solidarity with Ukraine will be visible in all Premier League matches from Saturday 5 to Monday 7 March. This follows the many ways in which clubs have already shown their support.”
He continued: “The captains of the 20 clubs will wear Ukrainian badges, and fans are encouraged to join the players, coaches, match officials and club staff in a moment of reflection and solidarity before each match begins.”
He continued: “The large screens in the stadiums will display ‘football platforms together’ against the blue and yellow background of the Ukrainian flag. These words will also appear on LED perimeter panels during matches.”
He continued: “This message of solidarity will also be visible to fans around the world via the digital channels of the Premier League, and the logos and profiles on those platforms will change to represent the colors of the Ukrainian flag, which will also be shown via broadcasts of matches both in the UK and abroad.”