German Club Removes Russian Sponsor From Jersey

Soccer: FC Schalke 04 at Philadelphia Union
May 9, 2012; Chester, PA, USA; FC Schalke midfielder Jurado brings the ball up field against Philadelphia Union forward Antoine Hoppenot (29) during the second half at PPL Park. Philadelphia Union defeat FC Schalke 04 by a score of 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

German club FC Schalke 04 has decided to remove its sponsor from team jerseys. Its sponsor, since 2007, has been Gazprom, a state-owned Russian energy company. This comes after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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