Manchester United on Friday ended their sponsorship deal with Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot.

Manchester United on Friday ended their sponsorship deal with Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot after the country invaded Ukraine.

Manchester 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.

“In light of events in Ukraine, we have withdrawn Aeroflot’s sponsorship rights,” United said in a statement.

“We share the concerns of our fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected.”

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.

Moscow on Friday banned all UK-linked planes, including transiting flights, from its airspace, saying the decision was taken “as a response to unfriendly decisions of the UK aviation authorities”.

OLADIMEJI ADEOYE

OLADIMEJI ADEOYE

Oladimeji Daniel also known as Osniff4Sport is a sports writer and analyst. He has been writing sports for number of year's now with vast experience most especially in Africa sports.

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