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Football: Ukraine demands apology from Bayern Munich for banner insulting Zozulya
18:24, 8 February 2017
Football: Ukraine demands apology from Bayern Munich for banner insulting Zozulya

Consulate wants fans to be punished

18:24, 8 February 2017

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Ukrainian Consulate General in Germany will demand apology from FC Bayern Munich for the banner insulting Roman Zozulya, Ukrainian football player. This was reported by consul Vadym Kostyuk on his Facebook page.

During the German Football League match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg, the fans showed a banner saying “Throw Nazis out of football. Zozulya vete ya,” which means “Zozulya go away”.

The official Ukrainian representatives reacted to this action quite fast.

“Ukrainian Consulate General in Munich condemns disrespect and baseless statements from the fans of world football flagman, both in regard to Roman Zozulya and towards all Ukrainian patriots during the match between Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg. We address the board of Bayern Munich with corresponding letter requesting the reaction and apology from the football club. It is particularly strange to see such actions on the territory of Bavaria, taking into account the history facts that connect this region to the beginning and development of one of the most dreadful Nazi regimes in the world. Football is not a place for xenophobia or intolerance,” Kostyuk wrote.

It is noteworthy that Zozulya has not yet announced his decision whether he is to play for Rayo Vallecano or not. La Liga president claimed that ultras representatives who threatened the football player will be punished.

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