Chelsea and Liverpool join in Ukraine support ahead of Carabao Cup final

Both teams cheered with a packed Wembley, with the big screens inside the stadium emblazoned with the message ‘Football Stands Together’.

This decision was a show of solidarity following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Chelsea and Liverpool players also posed together for a photo before kick-off to make a united statement.

Earlier on Sunday, Chelsea released an official statement calling for peace.

He said: “The situation in Ukraine is horrific and devastating. Chelsea FC’s thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine. Everyone at the club is praying for peace.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has taken a step back from the club in light of the crisis in Ukraine.

Management of the club will now be the responsibility of the trustees of the Chelsea Charitable Foundation, led by Bruce Buck.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Abramovich said: “In my almost 20 years as owner of Chelsea FC, I have always considered my role as the Club’s caretaker, whose job it is to ensure that we achieve as much success as possible today. , as well as building for the future, while playing a positive role in our communities. I have always made decisions in the interest of the Club. I remain committed to these values. That is why I entrust today to the Trustees of the Chelsea Charitable Foundation the management and care of Chelsea FC.

“I think they are currently in the best position to defend the interests of the club, the players, the staff and the supporters.”

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