In Kiev have been riots involving Ukrainian and French fans, vice president of the Football Federation of Ukraine Andriy Pavelko resigned, UEFA vice-president Grigory Surkis told about the future of the Crimean football and club management and fans from Sevastopol SKCF Sevastopol hold a rally against UEFA sanctions.
The attack on the Football Federation
Over the last week in Ukrainian football there have been many high-profile events. One of the most important steel disturbances involving fans Lutsk “Volyn” and Kharkov “Metalist” near the office of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU). About two hundred people burned flares and shouted abusive rechovki and set fire to the roof of the buildi.
Dissatisfaction with the fans was the work of a judge Dmitry Kutakova the match of the 10th round of the championship of Ukraine between “Volyn” and “Metalist”. The arbitrator during the meeting, which was held in Lutsk, adopted several controversial decisions, and at the end of the meeting put the gates hosts controversial penalty that helped favorites from Kharkov to come forward – 2: 1.
A few minutes before the final whistle the fans “Volyn” lost his nerve, and they crowd spilled out into the field, demanding punishment of the judge. Kutakov hastily disappeared int air nike and decided to stop the meeting.
Do not remain aloof from the turmoil and team members from Lutsk. In particular, the head coach, “Volyn” Vitaly Kvartsyany, according to local press reports, threatened the referee, said that he did not leave the city. The refereeing was able to leave the arena until six hours after the stoppage of play, as all the while waiting outside judges angry fans.
The next day, the crowd moved to the building of FFU where it began picketing. Participants of the rally demanded the resignation of the president of the Federation Anatoly Kon’kova, as well as the disqualification of an arbitrator Dmitry Kutakova. Initiative fans supported the leadership of “Volyn.” It filed a protest to the Ukrainian Premier League and stated that, if the arbitrator has not been suspended fro nike monarch, the command will act with the competition under the auspices of the Premier League. Football Federation of Ukraine began investigating the incident.
The second case occurred disturbances involving fans of the French “Saint Etienne”, who arrived in Kiev on the game of the group stage of the Europa League with “Dnepr”. They were involved in a collision with the Ukrainian fans. Two Frenchmen were hospitalized with head injuries.