Azeri police identify Arsenal fans wearing the Mkhitaryan shirt

The fans left with a warning. The player announced seven days ago that he would not travel to Baku due to tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.


Tensions continue in the wake of the 'Mkhitaryan'. case The news, reported by SNTV, several Arsenal supporters displaced to Baku to attend the Europa League final have been identified by the Azerbaijani national police. As can be seen in the images, a group of fans 'gunners', in which two wear the shirt of the Armenian midfielder, walk quietly down an avenue of the Azeri capital when are intercepted by an agent who asks for reinforcements, identifies them and lets them go with what The absence of Mkhitaryan, Armenian, is the last in the endless tug-of-war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Political tensions between the two countries broke out around the territory of Najara Karabakh (Upper Karabakh) , 4,400 square kilometers and about 150,000 inhabitants, and exploded with the war that began in 1988 and lasted six years. In 1994 came the truce, but not calm. The diplomatic conflict continued and on April 1, 2016 that peace was broken with the four-day war. Today, these tensions continue and the fear of a return to the armed struggle is constant.

The 7 of the Londoners confirmed seven days ago that they would not attend the Europa League final and since then they have not stopped Growing support for the Armenian footballer. Especially from within Arsenal, as the club sent a letter to UEFA to convey their "concern about this situation" and underline that his absence is "a great loss for us and we are very sad because a play our lose a final under these circumstances ", or the Bernd Leno, German goalkeeper of the 'Gunners', who in an interview granted to Kicker described the case as a" scandal ".

" Having considered all the We have had to make the difficult decision for me not to travel with the team to the final of the Europa League against the Chelsea: It's the kind of game that does not happen very often to players and I have to admit that it hurts me so much to miss it. I'll cheer on my teammates! Let's bring it home, Arsenal, "Mkhitaryan posted on his social networks after his absence was officially announced.

Mkhitaryan has already missed the Qarabag-Arsenal of the group stage for the same reason. As it happened now, at that time the player opted for He did not travel, he did not travel in 2015, when he was in Dortmund and his team had to face the Qabala The UEFA assured that there would be no problem and explained that there is a procedure to send letters to federations and embassies to facilitate visas It is necessary to specify that citizens of Armenian origin are prohibited from entering Azerbaijan.



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