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Ukraine fans show sport can triumph over war

Donny Mahoney

Published 05/03/2014 | 02:30

Anti-government protestors play football in Europe square in Kiev, Ukraine
Anti-government protestors play football in Europe square in Kiev, Ukraine

It's reassuring to see that even when a country stands on the brink of invasion and war, sport, in one way or another, will always go on.

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With tensions heightening dangerously on the Crimean peninsula, football bureaucrats in Ukraine, wisely perhaps, suspended play in their league. The league suspension came right before a first-versus third clash between Shaktar Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev.

So gutted supporters did what gutted supporters do: they played the match out themselves.

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