Ukrainian football fans placed the black and red nationalist flag on a roster of Arena Nationale stadium during the game between national teams of Ukraine and North Macedonia. They wanted it to be visible for photographers and players. However, the stewards forced them to remove the flag, Obozrevatel reported.
"Ukrainian supporters who came to cheer for their team in the Matchday 2 fixture of European football championship were forced to remove the black and red banner with the inscription "Glory to the Nation! Death to the enemies!" on it. The incident took place during the match between the national team of Ukraine and the team of North Macedonia in Bucharest", reads the message.
The reason for such a request was not immediately explained.
Earlier, we reported that Bucharest hosted the Euro 2020 game of Ukraine's national team against the squad from North Macedonia.
The Ukrainian team started lively, giving their opponent's goalkeeper a lot of work. The Yellow Blues kept attacking until they scored twice; first, Andriy Yarmolenko turned the ball home after Oleksandr Karavayev's finesse pass. Then, Yarmolenko assisted Roman Yaremchuk who easily outplayed goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski.
The Macedonians fought back. In the second half, they swarmed near Georgiy Bushchan's goals. Their pressure eventually proved successful: Karavaev downed Goran Pandev in the penalty area, and the referree pointed to the spot. Bushchan deflected the ball, but it ricocheted to the Macedonian who scored, making the score 2-1.