Brighton change plans for Newcastle United visit to show solidarity with Ukraine

Brighton & Hove will play in their blue and yellow kit at the weekend

Brighton & Hove Albion have changed a small detail of their visit to Newcastle United this weekend in an effort to demonstrate solidarity with Ukraine.

The 10th placed Seagulls travel to St. James' Park this weekend for a 3 pm kick-off on Saturday, March 5.

Brighton were set to play in their aqua away kit when taking to the St. James' Park turf, but will now play in their blue and yellow strip.

Blue and yellow is, of course, the colour of the Ukrainian flag and the club wants to 'add their voice' to those hoping for peace rather than conflict.

Deputy chairman Paul Barber said: “Like so many across the world, everyone at our club is horrified by the invasion of Ukraine, and we add our voice to the many calls for peace.

“We also want to show our full support for the people of Ukraine, and to all those who are suffering innocently from this terrible conflict, not least the many children.

“As a club, and on behalf of our players, staff and supporters, we would also like to recognise and show our respect for the many humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering in the region.”

Brighton will play in yellow on Saturday (Image: Getty Images)

Brighton's women's team will also follow the kit change as they play Aston Villa at the weekend.

Newcastle United owners Jamie Reuben also condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The co-owner has shared and re-tweeted a number of messages on social media.

A number of Premier League clubs demonstrated messages of support to Ukraine during last weekend's fixtures, including a moving moment between Everton's Vitaliy Mykolenko and Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko, both Ukraine internationals.