Nike ends sponsorship deal with Spartak Moscow

sports apparel company Nike terminated his endorsement deal with Spartak Moscow clubof the Russian football Premier League, because it will not participate in European competitions next season, the company and the club reported.

UEFA, the governing body for European football, decided that Russia would have no affiliated teams participating in its club competitions in the 2022-2023 season due to Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine.

The Spartak, which had been sponsored by Nike since 2005said on Thursday that he was looking for a new kit supplier after being told by Nike that it would stop sponsoring the club.

Nike said it had informed Spartak that it would no longer be the club’s kit sponsor “given UEFA’s decision to suspend all Russian clubs from UEFA competition. UEFA“.

The Europa League round of 16 matches between Spartak and RB Leipzig they were suspended in February, after UEFA suspended all Russian clubs from its competitions.

Russia sent tens of thousands of troops to Ukraine on February 24 in what it called a special operation to degrade its southern neighbor’s military capabilities and root out people it called dangerous nationalists.

The West has imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia and provided Ukraine with military support in response.

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