21 FEBRUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 21 FEBRUARY 2022

Manchester United to fly on Aeroflot *

Fresh from their pulsating victory over Leeds United yesterday Manchester United, plus Club Directors and support staff, are due to fly to Madrid on Tuesday on long-time sponsor Aeroflot.

With a potential war possibility between Russia and Ukraine this flight will be hard to justify. Will this partnerhip be part of goverment sanctions and a FA involvement?

BTN was unable to confirm late Sunday night, but the football team has in the past taken advantage of free Aeroflot flights to Champion League games. 

On 2 February the Financial Times published a strong letter from a Mr David Kenny of Tredunnock, Moms with the following quote

"I have asked Manchester United whether a Russian invasion of free and football-loving Ukraine might be the last straw for this cosy relationship".

The FT lettter




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Jim Smith, Chester

Well done is raising this BTN. And the Manchester Evening News with the follow up.

Chris Pocock, Uxbridge

perhaps that video of an Aeroflot jet landing at Heathrow during Storm Eunice, will also give Man Utd pause for thought :-)

Simon Grigor, United Kingdom

Since when were the words 'morals' and 'Premier League Football' to be found in the same sentence? Perhaps the Glazers could be subjected to the expected sanctions too?

Jyles Branner, York

Motor racing banned tobacco sponsorship and survived. Football’s guidelines should only allow patronage from acceptable organisations, and also stop the betting companies infiltration to our youngsters.

Jill Smith, East Ham

Money, money, money. What is football coming too. First we had Moyes effectively supporting his cat hating player, and now Man U continuing to take big cash off the Moscow dictator.

Tim Octor, Salford

So Mr Putin flies the most famous football team in the world on his airline whilst at the same time his air force may be murdering hundreds, probably thousands, of innocent civilians in Ukraine?