sports apparel company Nike terminated his sponsorship contract with the Spartak Moscow clubfrom the Russian football Premier League, because will not participate in European competitions next season, as reported by both the company and the club.
The spartakwhich had been parodied by Nike since 2005said this Thursday that in view of the break with the American brand, the club is already looking for a New supplier of equipment.
this very friday, four teams of the Premier League of Russian footballpresented a appeal against UEFA for the ssuspension of European competences and its consequencesas is the case with the termination of Spartak’s contract with Nike.
Zenit Football Club is supported in this action by FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Sochi and PFC CSKA Moscow in appealing against UEFA’s decision, and respectfully requests that this appeal to CAS (the Court of Arbitration for Sport) be dealt with quickly.
The round of 16 matches of the Europe League between Spartak and RB Leipzig were suspended in February, after the UEFA suspend all Russian teams from their competitions.
The decision to exclude our team from the Europa League is upsetting.
We believe that sport, even in the most difficult times, should aim to build bridges, and not burn them.
We will focus on domestic competitions and hope for a speedy achievement of peace that everybody needs.
— FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_eng) February 28, 2022
Remember that in February Russia sent tens of thousands of troops to Ukraine to downgrade the military capabilities of its southern neighbor and eradicate people it has labeled dangerous nationalists.
Derived from this, the West has imposed extensive sanctions on Russia that have transcended the political to the Sports field with multiple athletes being suspended from events in various disciplines.
(With information from Reuters)