All Premier League matches on Saturday were preceded by a show of solidarity for the people of Ukraine. The captains of all teams wore armbands in Ukraine’s blue and yellow colours, while before kick-off players, managers and fans were united in showing their support for those who are suffering amid Russia’s ongoing invasion.
The only notable exception was at Turf Moor, where Chelsea supporters disrupted the minute’s applause with chants in support of their Russian owner, Roman Abramovich. Afterwards, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel criticised the chants, saying: ‘It’s not the moment to do this. If we show solidarity, we should show solidarity together.’