Thinking of making kits with political messages? Not at the Euros

Ukraine's midfielder Oleksandr Zubkov celebrates after scoring the opening goal during their friendly match against Northern Ireland in Dnipro on June 3, 2021, in preparation for the Uefa European Championship.

Photo credit: Sergei Supinsky | AFP

What you need to know:

  • That chant was used by protesters who ousted a Kremlin-backed leader during the Maidan demonstrations seven years ago.
  • The revolt was condemned by Moscow and sparked a crisis in ties between the two countries.
  • Russia annexed Crimea and supported Russian-speaking insurgents in Ukraine's east. The conflict has claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people.

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