Fear of protests shakes BFS – the match against Hungary will be played in front of empty stands. It is on November 16 in Plovdiv. According to the program, the match was supposed to take place at the Vasil Levski national stadium in Sofia. However, a big protest of fans from all over the country against the management of the BFS is being prepared for then, writes v. Sega.
This has worried the management of the football union, from where they have written a letter to UEFA asking for a change. The security and safety department of UEFA has assessed the risk and taken into account the opinions of the BFS, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defense. That is why they agreed to move the match from the capital to Plovdiv and to have it in front of empty stands. The starting time was also changed – from 19:00, instead of 21:45, due to the intention of the Hungarians to leave immediately after the match.
Was it scary…
“Due to signals of imminent mass riots and the serious danger to public order, the headquarters’ experts requested formal opinions from the Bulgarian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Metropolitan Directorate of Internal Affairs and the Bulgarian Football Union, and after additional communication with the Hungarian Football Federation, the decision was reached the European qualification will be held on November 16, Thursday, at 19:00, at the “Hristo Botev” stadium in Plovdiv, behind closed doors”, reads the announcement from the BFS.
It is interesting that the last match of the national team from the European qualifiers – against Serbia on November 19 in Leskovac, will be played under unusual circumstances. The Serbian federation was punished to play this match in front of empty stands due to racist behavior of the fans during the match against Montenegro. Still, there will be spectators in the stands – the Serbs are organizing to allow children up to the age of 14 into the stadium, which is an acceptable alternative from UEFA.
Commentary of the “Masters”
Apparently, this phenomenal Bobby Mihailov is afraid not only of journalists, but also of protesters. Or people at all. And maybe it’s high time for him to be afraid to resign. To drink one-two-three for a rebound and say goodbye to Bulgarian football at last. I hope so, but…
Dani Yordanov from “The Lords” asked Bobi Mihailov with questions (video)
Fear of protests shakes BFS – the match against Hungary will be played in front of empty stands