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Russian users removed from Fantasy Premier League following Ukraine invasion

Russian users removed from FPL following Ukraine's invasion
Russian users removed from FPL following Ukraine's invasion / JUSTIN TALLIS/GettyImages

Russian users have been removed from the Fantasy Premier League following the nation's invasion of Ukraine.

When signing up for the game, it is no longer possible to select 'Russia' as a nationality. Users took to Twitter on Friday to report their teams had been removed from the competition.

According to The Mirror, around 12,000 accounts have been removed, 22 of which were ranked in the top 10k.

The decision to remove the players is the latest move by the Premier League as they continue to show solidarity with Ukraine.

Earlier this week, the League suspended a broadcast deal with Okko Sport, worth £6m per year, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. All 20 Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to suspend the deal with the streaming giants.

A statement read: "The league strongly condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those impacted."

The Premier League has also made a £1m donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which will deliver humanitarian aid to those most affected by the ongoing conflict.

Arena Lviv in Ukraine, which played host to Germany v Portugal and two other games at Euro 2012, has been turned into a refugee shelter to help those fleeing the war.