On June 29, 2021, Ukrainian footballer Artem Dovbyk scored the winning goal against Sweden to send his team to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. As Dovbyk and his team celebrated, he took off his jersey and appeared reveal a sports bra:
I’m no football expert, but did this Ukrainian just pay tribute to the famous victory of the American women’s team via the sports bra?! pic.twitter.com/cqb8SBkcxz
— Jay Dieffenbach (@therealjd2424) June 29, 2021
Some have speculated that Dovbyk was making a Statement on Gender Equality in a nod to a 1999 ‘controversy’ when soccer player Brandi Chastain took off her shirt after scoring a penalty at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Others simply wondered if Dovbyk wore a sports bra for extra support. But none of these theories turned out to be correct.
Dovbyk actually wears a fitness tracker from STATSports. Here is the company product photo website:
STATSports describes the “Apex Athlete Series GPS Performance Tracker”, writing:
Why do the best players in the world use STATSports to measure their performance?
Real-time performance data at your fingertips to help you get fitter, faster and perform at higher intensity.
Increase your top speed and sprint ability, and test yourself against the pros.
Dovbyk’s winning goal will send Ukraine to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 where they will face England. Athleticism writing :
Ukraine will face England in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after Artem Dovbyk scored the last-minute winner against Sweden at Hampden Park.
A lackluster first half suddenly came to life as Oleksandr Zinchenko’s crisp volley nestled into the back of the net.
Moments before half-time, however, Sweden equalized. Emil Forsberg latched onto a loose ball, cut inside and curled his shot into the top left corner.
Both sides threw bodies forward after the break in search of a winner, but the next decisive moment came in extra time, with Sweden’s Marcus Danielson sent off for a resounding challenge on Artem Besedin after a VAR check.
A downed man sent Sweden back and they were undone in the dying embers of the game when Oleksandr Zinchenko’s fine cross from the left touchline was headed into the net by Dovbyk.