SportsRussian fans rage over Euro 2024 ban amid Ukraine conflict

Russian fans rage over Euro 2024 ban amid Ukraine conflict

A Russian speaks about fans from his country
A Russian speaks about fans from his country
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Marcin Lewicki

17 June 2024 08:26

It is futile to look for Russia among the participants of Euro 2024. This is not due to this team's poor qualifications but to the Russian Federation's exclusion from international competitions after the invasion of Ukraine. Nevertheless, Russians cannot understand why their country was excluded from the competition.

It turns out that many Russians approach the invasion of Ukraine without any reflection. They do not care that the soldiers of the Russian Federation are killing innocent civilians. From their point of view, the important thing is that the Russian football team is not at the European Football Championship in Germany.

Vyacheslav Zarutski, a Russian blogger who has lived in Poland for a long time, shows the reaction of Russian fans. Zarutski presents the realities of life in the Russian Federation and the social moods in that country.

Zarutski directly quotes a few comments from the web. - What is this madness? Why can't our national team go to Euro 2024? - writes one of the outraged netizens.

We want to see our national team at Euro 2024, and we don't care about your politics. This is simply unacceptable! We are Russians, God is with us! - adds "Just a man".

Russia removed from Euro. Russians outraged

Meanwhile, "Sergey" believes that UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) suspended the Russian team "just because Russia is killing Ukrainians".

It is ridiculous that our footballers were suspended from Euro 2024 just because we are killing Ukrainians. What's that logic? UEFA, are you serious? [...] Punishing the team and fans for actions they have no control over? - writes a Russian fan.

Let's add that the Russians were suspended from UEFA and FIFA membership rights immediately after the invasion of Ukraine in 2022. This was associated with their removal from the playoffs for a ticket to the World Cup in Qatar. Since then, they have not been allowed to participate in international football competitions.

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