China pulls Premier League TV coverage over shows of solidarity with Ukraine

  • League plans gestures of support this weekend
  • IQIYI Sports informs league it will not broadcast games

Premier League matches will be blocked by Chinese broadcasters this weekend because of planned displays of solidarity with Ukraine.

Under the banner “Football Stands Together”, club captains will wear armbands in the colours of Ukraine this weekend and a “moment of reflection and solidarity” will take place before kick-off. The gestures of solidarity are to feature in international broadcast feeds of all Premier League fixtures, and the league’s Chinese broadcast partner, IQIYI Sports, has informed the league that matches will not be broadcast in the country as a result.

Continue reading…League plans gestures of support this weekend IQIYI Sports informs league it will not broadcast gamesPremier League matches will be blocked by Chinese broadcasters this weekend because of planned displays of solidarity with Ukraine.Under the banner “Football Stands Together”, club captains will wear armbands in the colours of Ukraine this weekend and a “moment of reflection and solidarity” will take place before kick-off. The gestures of solidarity are to feature in international broadcast feeds of all Premier League fixtures, and the league’s Chinese broadcast partner, IQIYI Sports, has informed the league that matches will not be broadcast in the country as a result. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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