23 May 2019

Political interference in football...again

Exactly seven nights from now, Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be able to help his teammates at the Europa league final which is playing in Azerbaijani capital Baku at the end of the month. This means that Arsenal is going to miss a key player, that practically got them this far (into the last and important game of the season). Not even a 'special invitation' is rescuing the 30-year-old talented Armenian as the time now is very short for issuing one. While the European football organization defend itself that his safety is already guaranteed, the club has decided to leave the player at home after talks with him and his family. And the main reason of why this is happening is a political and diplomatic dispute (stupidity) of the two countries which has not resolved yet: citizens can not cross border and go into the other nation due to the Nagorno-Karabakh oblast (region) to which both countries are entitled for.


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