“We cannot dictate to the hearts of CSKA supporters whom they should continue to love and whom they should renounce”, writes the “Army”
CSKA have released a statement regarding the ugly scenes that took place at the Bulgarian Army Stadium during the efbet Liga match against CSKA 1948 on Sunday. Supporters of the “armies” pelted objects and bottles, as well as insulting the leadership of the rival, expelling almost all of its members from the “Bulgarian Army” lodges. CSKA condemned the action of their fans.
This is what CSKA wrote on their official Facebook page:
“In connection with what happened at the “Bulgarian Army” stadium on August 29 and the wave of comments on the hot topic, we feel obliged to the public to express CSKA’s position as well. The match against the guests from Bistrica was accompanied by many emotions, understandably – mainly negative, the temperament of our fans took precedence. The pain of thousands of fans was poured into the stadium against those whom these same thousands swore by, for whom they loved their beloved club, with whom they cried in pain and happiness together over the years and faced the enemy side by side. Now the fans of CSKA have clearly shown their attitude towards actions that they consider treason. We cannot control the chanting of more than 6,000 people in such a high-voltage meeting. We cannot dictate to the hearts of CSKA supporters who to continue to love and who to renounce.
However, we can condemn actions that crossed the line. CSKA as a club has distanced itself from the desecration and attempts to destroy the Walk of Fame and specifically the stars of some of the team’s legends that were scratched, doused with liquids and erased. Yes, we are also hurt by their decisions, but we must not forget that they are all part of the history of the glorious team, which we cannot and must not erase.”