LE BALLON – Solidarity with Ukraine suspends the broadcast of the Premier League (China)

The historic British television network BBC announced on Friday that iQiyi Sportsthe platform which holds the broadcasting rights for China, has decided to cancel the broadcast of the matches of the English football league this weekend.

It turns out that in matches in this round, the captains of all Premier League teams will enter the pitch wearing armbands whose colors will be the yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag.

Messages of support for Ukraine will be broadcast on the screens of all the stadiums where the matches of the main English championship are played and, before the start of each match, a kind of minute of silence will be observed, more precisely a “moment of solidarity”. and reflection”.

The suspension of the broadcast of Premier League matches is a way found by the dictatorial Chinese communist regime to hide public messages of support and solidarity with Ukraine, an independent country, democratically led by President Volodymyr Zelensky, and which was recently invaded by neighboring Russia.

It should be added that this is not the first time that the Chinese totalitarian regime has resorted to this type of method, since already in 2019 it suspended the broadcast of an Arsenal-Manchester City after the German international midfielder Mezut Ozil has been criticized, via social networks. , the treatment reserved by Xi Jinping’s government for the Uyghur minority, a people of Turkmen origin, the target of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party: since 2017, 1.5 million citizens of ethnic minorities, in particular the Uyghurs, have been placed in concentration camps in Xinjiang.

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