MANCHESTER UNITED have painted over their Aeroflot signage after ending a £40million sponsorship deal with Russia’s national airline.
United have dropped the company as official team carrier a year early after setting up the lucrative partnership in 2013.
Now the visual reminders of that deal have also been erased as sport joins in steps being taken by governments around the world against Russia.
Britain had earlier banned Aeroflot from UK airspace following Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine.
A United spokesperson said: “In light of events in Ukraine, we have withdrawn Aeroflot’s sponsorship rights.
“We share the concerns of our fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected.”
The Red Devils first teamed up with the massive airline nine years ago before renewing the deal in 2017.
And United chiefs are already thought to be sounding out alternative partnerships, with Qatar Airways mentioned as one possible candidate.
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Meanwhile, United’s share price has slumped since Putin ordered the attacks on Ukraine on Thursday.
The price has been falling anyway sine October 2021 but the plunge has accelerated since the invasion.
It’s now worth 36 per cent less than it was last September.
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