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Ex-Chelsea owner Abramovich’s £2.5BILLION for Ukraine tied up in red tape… Government must shame those responsible

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 11: Russian businessman Roman Abramovich attends a RuArts Foundation cocktail party at the 28th Kinotavr Film Festival on June 11, 2017 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images)

Big Promise, Little Action

Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich pledged £2.5 billion to aid Ukraine victims two years ago. However, not a single penny has made its way out of the UK due to bureaucratic hurdles.

Disagreements Delay Aid

A deadlock between the Trustees managing the fund and the Government on how to allocate the money has stalled the process, leaving Ukrainians in dire need.

Call for Accountability

Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron urges the Government to act promptly, emphasizing the urgency of providing assistance to Ukraine amidst the ongoing crisis.

National Disgrace

With over 125,000 reported war crimes and millions in need of aid, the delay in distributing the funds is a shameful setback for a country battling a ruthless foe.

Demand for Transparency

The charity Redress is pressing the Government to establish mechanisms for compensating victims and ensure the funds reach those who need it most.

Time for Answers

Calls are made for the Government to reveal the Trustees responsible for the delay and hold them accountable for withholding the much-needed aid from Ukraine.

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Should I use compression gear while playing football?

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What should I look for when choosing a football?

Consider the size, construction, and material of a football when selecting one. Size 5 is the standard for players aged 12 and above, including adults. Children should wear smaller sizes that are appropriate to their age. Material should match the surface of the pitch – leather on natural grass, and synthetics for rougher surfaces. In addition, the thermal-bonded ball offers better waterproofing as well as shape retention than stitched footballs. Durability, touch, and flight stability are also important characteristics to examine.

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  • Studies show that the proper use of shin guards can reduce the risk of injuries in football players by up to 70%.
  • Around 25% of youth football players have reported using equipment that is either outdated or not suited to their position on the field.
  • Globally, the demand for lightweight football cleats has risen by about 30% in the past decade, reflecting changes in player preferences and playing styles.
  • Approximately 40% of amateur football players wear boots that are not properly fitted, increasing the risk of foot injuries.
  • Over 90% of professional football players wear boots with synthetic uppers for better performance and durability.

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How To Choose Functional and Comfortable Football Clothing

Comfort and functionality are key when selecting football apparel. The fabric should be breathable and able to wick moisture away from the body to keep you cool and dry. If the clothing is fitted properly, it won’t restrict motion or cause irritation during play. If you live in a colder climate, choose materials that will keep you warm without compromising your mobility. Design and fit are important as well. The socks should provide enough cushioning, but not be too thick or restricting. Customizing your football kit can also inspire team unity and confidence.

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