The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army has provoked hundreds of reactions around the world. Football was also not far behind in this conflict and in hundreds of meetings in Europe different demonstrations against the war have been shown.
In the match between Olympiakos (Greece) and Atalanta (Italy) for the round of 32 of the Europa League, a particular situation arose. Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyiscored two goals as the Italians triumphed 3-0 on their visit to the Georgios Karaiskáki Stadium in Greece.
At the moment of scoring the first goal, the soccer player raised his shirt and showed the cameras another shirt with the following legend: “No war in Ukraine” / “No to the war in Ukraine”, while putting his hands in the position of favor.
Ruslan Malinovskyi scored a brace for Atalanta and didn’t forget his country 🇺🇦 🙏🏼
“No to war in Ukraine” pic.twitter.com/rcPl1OMpDC
– Pablo Giralt (@giraltpablo) February 24, 2022
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In Barcelona’s triumph against Napoli on a visit to the Diego Armando Maradona stadium, for the round of 32 of the Europa League. Both casts went out to the field with a sign that said: “Stop War” / “Paren la Guerra”.
— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) February 24, 2022
Also for the Europa League, fans of Real Betis from Manuel Pellegrini they manifested themselves in the previous meeting that faced them against Zenit of Saint Petersburg.
Meanwhile, in the UEFA Conference League, fans of FK Bodø/Glimt from Norway attended the match against Celtic from Scotland with Ukrainian flags in support of that country.
Bodo/Glimt fans hold up Ukrainian 🇺🇦 flags during their Europa League match against Celtic. pic.twitter.com/AViGnIbKp4
– Lovers of Fut (@Amantesdelfut_) February 24, 2022
This is in addition to the call from Brazilian soccer players who play in Ukraine to help them leave the country.