Manchester United end Aeroflot sponsorship after Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Manchester United end Aeroflot sponsorship after Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Manchester United have ended their sponsorship deal with Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot after President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Manchester United has released the following club statement…

“In light of events in Ukraine, we have withdrawn Aeroflot’s sponsorship rights.
“We share the concerns of our fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected.”

The British government on Thursday imposed a biting package of sanctions on Moscow, which included banning Russian carriers from UK airspace.
Premier League club United announced Aeroflot as their “official carrier” in 2013 and have regularly flown to European matches on the company’s planes. The latest deal was due to run until 2023.
But the club, who used charter airline Titan Airways for their Champions League last-16 away leg against Atletico Madrid earlier this week, announced that they had severed ties with the airline.
The Manchester United website had described Aeroflot as providing “strategic advice” on travel arrangements but a link to the relevant page no longer worked on Friday.
The Aeroflot website still listed United on its list of partners.

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