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Russian Users Removed From Fantasy Premier League After Invasion Of Ukraine

Rory O'Callaghan

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Russian Users Removed From Fantasy Premier League After Invasion Of Ukraine

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Russian users have been removed from the Fantasy Premier League game in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

It is no longer possible to select 'Russia' as a nationality when attempting to sign up to the game.

Russian users took to social media on Friday to report that their teams had been removed from the online competition.

The Premier League has removed Russian users from its Fantasy Football game (Image: PA)
The Premier League has removed Russian users from its Fantasy Football game (Image: PA)

Banners have also appeared in the game which read 'Football Stands Together' in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

According to The Mirror, the Premier League have confirmed that a decision was made to void all Russian teams, including removing the league which includes all players based in Russia.

The move is said to have affected around 12,000 accounts.

Fantasy Premier League is currently played by more than eight million people across the world.

The decision to remove Russian users from the game is the Premier League’s latest move to show its solidarity with Ukraine.

Earlier this week, the League suspended a major broadcast deal with Okko Sport, worth £6m per year, due to the invasion.

All 20 member clubs unanimously agreed to suspend the deal with the streaming service, which had exclusive coverage of the competition in Russia.

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A statement read: "The league strongly condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those impacted."

Meanwhile, FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russian teams from international competition until further notice, preventing Russia from qualifying for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

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Topics: Russia, Fantasy Football, Fantasy Premier League, Premier League, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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