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UEFA Cup Addendum

This WSC Daily post on the political significance of football colors in Ukraine—Shakhtar Donetsk’s orange is the color of pro-Western Yuschenko, while the pro-Russia Yanukovich has opted for Dynamo Kiev’s blue, even though Kiev is in the heart of Yuschenko territory and Donetsk is a Yanukovich stronghold—is disturbing and brilliant. Has there ever been a footballer more drawn to industrial oligarchs than Andriy Shevchenko?

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UEFA Cup Addendum

by Brian Phillips · May 21, 2009

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