West Ham Shows Support To Ukraine

The Hammers squad showed their support for an absent colleague as the conflict in his homeland rages on. After Andriy Yarmolenko was granted compassionate leave due to the situation in Ukraine, West Ham warmed up for their Premier League game against Wolves wearing t-shirts with his name on the back.

After months of stationed troops on its borders, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine earlier this week. Yarmolenko, who has 106 caps for Ukraine to date, had his request for time off granted by West Ham and the team gave a moving tribute to their missing team-mate at The London Stadium on Sunday in response to the conflict

The shirts bore the simple message: “Yarmolenko, we are with you.”

“It was a unanimous decision in the dressing room to wear the t-shirts,” midfielder Mark Noble told Sky Sports after the goalless draw against Wolves.

“Andriy is a great lad and he’s been through a lot over the last few days with what’s going on in his country.

“We just wanted to show our support for him and we’re all behind him.”

West Ham have shown their support for Andriy Yarmolenko amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine by wearing t-shirts with the winger’s name emblazoned across the back in their warm-up for Sunday’s clash against Wolves.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine earlier in the week after months of stationing troops on the country’s borders, and in response to the conflict in his homeland, Yarmolenko saw his request for time off granted by West Ham.

The Hammers squad paid a moving tribute to their absent team-mate at the London Stadium on Sunday, with the shirts bearing the simple message: “Yarmolenko, we are with you.”

“It was a unanimous decision in the dressing room to wear the t-shirts,” midfielder Mark Noble told Sky Sports after the goalless draw against Wolves.


United by Yarmolenko

The 22-man West Ham squad emerged from the tunnel and began to warm up before hosting Wolves in honor of Andriy Yarmolenko, which delighted the home supporters that had already seated themselves. The image of the 32-year-old was also displayed on an electronic display outside the stadium with the message: ” Sending love and prayers to

The Hammers winger has been granted compassionate leave by the club following the crisis in his home country .

West Ham Shows Support To Ukraine
United by Yarmolenko

Yarmolenko, who has two goals in six appearances for West Ham since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, is said to be “devastated” by the events back in Ukraine.

His homeland has been gripped by civil unrest since November when then-president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted from power.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in the violence between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Moyes said: “We’ve spoken to Andriy and he’s not in a great state of mind. We’re giving him as much time as he needs.

“The players have been great and they understand what’s happening. We’ve got a close-knit group and they’re all supporting Andriy.”

Fans also held up placards in the stadium with messages of support for Yarmolenko.

One read: “Ukraine we are with you”, while another said: “You are not alone, Yarmolenko.”

Moyes is hopeful that the winger will be able to return to action after the international break.

“We’re hoping he’ll be back with us after the international break,” Moyes said. “He’s not in a great state of mind at the moment but we ‘re hoping he’ll be back with us and we can get him some help.”

West Ham manager David Moyes has said that the players have been great and supportive of winger Andriy Yarmolenko, who has been granted compassionate leave by the club following the crisis in his home country.

Yarmolenko, who has two goals in six appearances for West Ham since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, is said to be “devastated” by the events back in Ukraine.

His homeland has been gripped by civil unrest since November when then-president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted from power.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in the violence between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Moyes said: “We’ve spoken to Andriy and he’s not in a great state of mind. We’re giving him as much time as he needs.

“The players have been great and they understand what’s happening. We’ve got a close-knit group and they’re all supporting Andriy.”

Fans also held up placards in the stadium with messages of support for Yarmolenko.

One read: “Ukraine we are with you”, while another said: “You are not alone, Yarmolenko.”

“West Ham united behind Yarmolenko as they warmed up for their match against Wolves on Saturday, wearing shirts with the player’s name and number on the back 

The 32-year-old winger has been granted compassionate leave by the club following the crisis in his home country, which has been gripped by civil unrest since November when then -president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted from power.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in the violence between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.


Moyes

What has Moyes said about it? “He’s not in a good situation right now,” says Moyes. “I’ve got to say, he’s not in a great spot right now.”

“It’s really difficult, but I’ve asked him if there is anything we can do for him and, if so, we’ll certainly help him. It must be a terrible time for him and his family, and we understand that.” ”Moyes added that West Ham and the rest of the Premier League need to support Yarm

“The message from football is a great message. The message from the Premier League and the players is a great message,” he said to Sky Sports before the Wolves game.”We’re all behind him, we want him to come through this and he knows that we’re here for him.”

Yarmolenko was given compassionate leave by the club in order to return to Ukraine amid the ongoing crisis. The winger has been granted a few days off to be with his family, who are said to be in a “really difficult time”.

Moyes has asked Yarmolenko if there is anything the club can do for him and has praised the message from football that stands behind the player and the people of Ukraine. The Premier League and players have shown their support for Yarmolenko, who will hopefully be able to return to West Ham soon.