English club Everton has suspended all partnerships with Russian companies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A club statement on Wednesday read;
“Everyone at Everton remains shocked and saddened by the appalling events unfolding in Ukraine.
“This tragic situation must end as soon as possible, and any further loss of life must be avoided.
“The players, coaching staff and everyone working at Everton is providing full support to our player Vitalii Mykolenko and his family and will continue to do so.
“The Club can confirm that it has suspended with immediate effect all commercial sponsorship arrangements with the Russian companies USM, Megafon, and Yota,”
Everton have joined a number of teams and organisations across the world to cut ties with Russian companies and partners following the country’s attack on neighbours Ukraine.
German club Schalke 04 also announced they had parted ways with their title sponsors early this week because of the attack that has been condemned worldwide.