Ukraine's Association of Football offers to make "Glory to Ukraine!" and "Glory to Heroes!" slogans an official football symbol of this country. Head of the Accosiation Andriy Pavelko posted that on Facebook.
The upcoming session of the Executive Board will consider the following questions:
- The approval of status of official football symbols of Ukraine (the mentioned slogans);
- The approval of small and large coats of arms of national team of Ukraine (including the map of Ukraine in its internationally recognized borders recognized by the UN, - with the annexed Crimea and the occupied part of Donbas).
According to Pavelko, it will be the reply to numerous commentaries, calls and votes of support for the Association and head coach of the national team Andriy Shevchenko. It appears that the recent case with the new kit of Ukraine's national team kit evoked huge public support in this country.
On June 10, President of Ukrainian Association of Football Andriy Pavelko departed to Rome to negotiate with UEFA, which demanded that the team remove the patriotic slogan from their jerseys.