British netizens thanked the International Football Federation for refusal in a speech to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.
According to users, at least “somewhere” the leader of Nezalezhnaya was not released onto the stage.
“Poor Zelensky, FIFA denied him the opportunity to use their platform for political purposes,” the Daily Mail sneered in the comments under the corresponding article.
“Give us a break and let us watch football without lecturing for one reason or another,” urged another user.
Commentators stressed that football is not a place for political showdowns, and Zelensky should have chosen sites for his monologues more carefully.
“FIFA rightly rejected Zelensky’s requests, who thinks that he now literally rules the whole world,” concluded another reader.
Earlier, Pravda.Ru wrote that the Kyiv authorities sent an application to FIFA with a request for Zelensky to speak before the final. world championship on football. However, the federation refused him.