The German Football League (DFL) donates a million euros for the people in the Ukraine shattered by the war and simultaneously tries a blow to the propaganda of Russian Staatsmedien. The DPL Bureau has taken a decision on Thursday.
In the donation, all revenue flows, which are still provided by the contract with the Russian media company Match TV in the current season – and from which the DFL should not benefit “in the current situation”. At the same time, an extraordinary termination of the Treaty is first dispensed with, so that the “anti-war calls and peace blinds from the German stadiums continue to reach the Russian population”.
The prerequisite for this is that Match TV sends on the next matchday and beyond the basic signal provided by the DFL – including Ukraine-related messages of league, players, clubs and fans.
The DFL “will check the broadcast of the Bundesliga transfers carefully in this regard”. If the “TV base signal is repeatedly censored, this would result in extraordinary termination of the DFL”.
In the event that no license payments are more from Russia, the donation is completely worn by the DFL. The sum is provided by aid organizations.
The DFL had convicted the Russian attack on the harshest – and recommended a commemorative minute at the games of the Bundesliga and the 2nd league last weekend. Clubs and players have also performed numerous actions, more are planned for the weekend.
With regard to the coming matchday, the DFL will reflect the Logo of the Bundesliga and the 2nd league as a sign of solidarity in the national colors of Ukraine in the international base signal as well as on its own digital platforms. The national media partners were also sent appropriate graphic elements for use.
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