Head of Zarya Igor Guz denied rumors that the Lugansk club could receive a technical defeat for the match with Gent (1:1) after chevrons with the logos of the Conference League and the Respect program were not found on the sleeves of Zarya’s uniform.
“On the eve of the start of the group tournament, UEFA sends each participating team a mandatory branded kit – balls, bibs in four colors, drinking bottles, medical bags with the logos of the organization and the tournament. Everything came to us except the chevrons.
Over the past 10 days, we have constantly corresponded with UEFA, reminding us of this omission. Three days before the match against Ghent, the match delegate and UEFA representatives arrived in Lublin. Zarya informed them about the situation, and now they have informed the main office of their organization about it. We not only waited for these chevrons, but also installed a machine for printing on the uniform in the locker room in order to quickly do this before the game. Nothing has come…
As a result, we clearly outlined the details in the corresponding report, and UEFA knows well that this is not our club’s fault. Therefore, I want to reassure all Zarya fans: no one will take away a well-deserved point from the team,” said Guz.