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Ukraine covers up logos of Champions League sponsor Gazprom

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Gazprom is a major Champions League sponsor but don't expect to see its logo on the streets of Kiev.

Ahead of the final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on Saturday, the presence of Russia's state gas company angered some Ukrainians, so the logos were hurriedly removed from a UEFA-branded "Champions Festival" on Kiev's main street.

As of Tuesday, tarpaulins covered boards bearing sponsor names to hide the Gazprom logo, and other displays were folded in half.


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