With all the political turmoil in Ukraine, officials of their top soccer league have suspended play until things quiet down. Thus, yesterday's scheduled derby pitting rivals Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk against each other didn't happen. Well, it did happen, just not as planned.

As a sign of goodwill between the two clubs and among Ukrainians as a whole, both sides' ultras suited up in their teams' colors and faced off against one another. The match was played in Dynamo Kiev's regular stadium, was refereed by professionals, and was even attended by some famous players. Hopefully the participant-spectator inversion allowed for some cathartic heckling on the part of the players in the stands.


It looks like everything came off without a hitch and the match ended in a 1-1 tie. See, Ukraine, you guys can have nice things.

[FC Dynamo Kiev]