Ukrainian followers watching their crew’s soccer match towards England at Wembley at this time let dozens of blue and yellow paper planes unfastened and sang songs mocking Vladimir Putin as they known as for F-16s to assist Ukrainian forces within the struggle towards Russia.

Within the twenty fourth minute of play the paper planes have been hurled into the air in a coordinated motion, towards a backdrop of a whole lot of Ukrainian flags.

Earlier than the match, England’s gamers joined along with Ukraine’s to face behind the nationwide flag of the war-torn nation and ship out a message of peace.

England’s assembly with Ukraine in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Sunday comes as their opponents face an ongoing struggle with Russia in their very own nation.

Supporters within the stands held messages interesting for F-16 fighter jets as they protested towards Putin’s unlawful invasion. 

Followers threw paper airplanes within the twenty fourth minute of play, leaving them to fall to the bottom as a part of their name to obtain extra assist from the west

English and Ukrainian players came together in solidarity behind a flag that read 'peace'

English and Ukrainian gamers got here collectively in solidarity behind a flag that learn ‘peace’

The planes had previously been handed out as lyric sheets for a song mocking President Putin and his forces

The planes had beforehand been handed out as lyric sheets for a track mocking President Putin and his forces

In the meantime, Ukraine’s gamers have been every draped of their nationwide flag because the crew stood for the nationwide anthems forward of the 5pm kick-off in north-west London. 

Round 23 minutes after kick-off, England followers watched as dozens of paper planes have been launched by their counterparts.

Ukrainian followers additionally sang songs mocking Putin and his invasion, customising England’s anthem ‘Ten German Bombers’. 

Lyric sheets have been handed out on the stadium to encourage followers from all sides to hitch in, with the trademark ‘German bombers’ modified to ‘Russian bombers’. 

It was these sheets that have been then used as paper airplanes by followers within the stadium. 

The tip of the track went: ‘There have been no Russian bombers, no Russian bombers, there have been no Russian bombers within the air […] Cos the Air Pressure from Ukraine, Air Pressure from Ukraine, Air Pressure from Ukraine wants F-16s to shoot them down.’

The lyrics have been a reference to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s appeals to the west for fighter jets corresponding to F-16s to assist in their efforts towards Russia. 

Followers within the crowd echoed the decision, with one younger boy holding an indication studying: ‘Rishi, we’d like F-16s’.

One other fan was pictured holding a big Ukrainian flag with the message: ‘No time to attend. We’d like F-16[s]’.

Around 23 minutes after kick-off, England fans watched as dozens of paper planes were released by their counterparts

Round 23 minutes after kick-off, England followers watched as dozens of paper planes have been launched by their counterparts

Hundreds of Ukrainian flags were seen around the stadium, both on and off the pitch

A whole bunch of Ukrainian flags have been seen across the stadium, each on and off the pitch

The paper planes lay around the edge of the pitch as the match between the two teams continued

The paper planes lay across the fringe of the pitch because the match between the 2 groups continued

Ukraine's players stood for their anthem draped in the national blue and yellow flag on Sunday

Ukraine’s gamers stood for his or her anthem draped within the nationwide blue and yellow flag on Sunday

Ukraine is currently in the middle of an ongoing war with neighbouring country Russia

Ukraine is at the moment in the midst of an ongoing struggle with neighbouring nation Russia


Andriy Shevchenko has declared that the England against Ukraine clash is bigger than football

Andriy Shevchenko has declared that England’s qualifier with Ukraine is greater than soccer

The continued invasion of Ukraine has impacted on the nation, with air journey prohibited. As Sportsmail beforehand reported, Ukraine’s package males and another workers members needed to start their journey eight days earlier than Sunday’s fixture, travelling to Poland on their approach to England.

Chatting with Channel 4 earlier than kick-off, former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko stated Sunday’s match was ‘about greater than soccer’.

Shevchenko additionally hailed the troopers who have been on the frontline towards Russia. The 46-year-old stated: ‘We’re so fortunate for his or her sacrifices and the crew at this time are so fortunate as a result of they keep sturdy to maintain freedom for Ukrainian.

‘I feel we’re mentally very sturdy and we’re united all collectively.’

Former England Lioness Jill Scott spoke out concerning the nation persevering with to play soccer regardless of the continued state of affairs at dwelling. Scott stated: ‘It exhibits the facility of soccer – how they play week in, week out. Placing smiles on faces.’

England captain Harry Kane echoed the sentiment as he stated the sport was a really ‘particular’ event.

He stated: ‘It will likely be a particular evening. I’ll have my spouse and youngsters with me strolling out to have an image. We have got an vital recreation so I am making an attempt not to consider it an excessive amount of.’

Gareth Southgate added: ‘We’re clearly massively respectful of every little thing that is occurring [in Ukraine].

‘There’s numerous tributes, sympathies and assist for Ukraine.’

It’s Ukraine’s first fixture within the qualifying stage for the Euro 2024 championships in Germany subsequent summer season.

England began their marketing campaign with a win in Naples on Thursday evening with Harry Kane’s opener towards Italy crowning him because the nation’s all-time prime goalscorer.

England completed the match as 2-0 winners, with Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka scoring for the hosts within the first half.

After the sport, Saka tweeted: ‘Thanks Wembley!’ 

Fellow England teammate Jack Grealish was pictured after the sport sharing an embrace with Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko.

He wrote: ‘Class to be again at Wembley at this time, all the time love taking part in there. Good week with the boys.’