Manchester United took the step of removing the Aeroflot logo from the Old Trafford car park by painting it over it after Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine.
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Airline Company is the national airline of Russia and has been described as an “official service provider” of United on the club’s website.
United’s partnership with Aeroflot is being closely monitored due to events in Ukraine and prompted fans to contact the club.
The club responded by informing supporters that they “have no position on geopolitical issues.”
“Thank you for your email about the club’s partnership with Aeroflot,” United’s email read, according to Manchester Evening News.
“Our trading partner agreements are between Manchester United and related trademarks, not related to any individual owners or related parties.
“Regarding the particular situation mentioned in your email, we hope you can understand that, as a football club with fans from many different countries and cultures, Manchester United no position on geopolitical issues.
The contract between United and the Russian company is expected to expire in 2023, but the Reds’ hierarchy has requested this time a year earlier.
Any trace of Aeroflot sponsorship around the club’s facilities has been removed including the logo emblazoned on the tarmac of the stadium parking lot.
Aeroflot flights are currently banned from entering UK airspace after the British government made a decision in response to Vladimir Putin’s act of aggression.
ONE United A spokesperson confirmed: “In light of the events in Ukraine, we withdrew Aeroflot’s sponsorship rights.
“We share the concern of fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected.”
United first partnered with the company in 2013, before renewing his contract in 2017.
As a result of the contract termination, United is currently looking for potential candidates for a new sponsorship role and Qatar Airways is said to be involved.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manutd-aeroflot-sponsorship-ended-russia-26333403 Man Utd remove Aeroflot sign from Old Trafford after giving up £40m contract