Ultras of Dnipro-1 football club attacked fans of another team, as the squads played the face-to-face fixture in Dnipro city on Wednesday night. Among those attacked was Yuriy Bereza, MP from People’s Front, who also is the president of this sports club. The unofficial website of Dnipro reported that, pointing out that Dnipro won that game (2-0).
Judging by photos and a video taken during the scuffle, Bereza got a cut under his eye.
Commenting on the incident, Bereza said that policemen should resume guarding public safety at sports stadiums. ‘I don’t know how to define this, but law enforcers should get back to maintain order at stadiums. You know, what’s the worst thing in this whole story? 700 children from village schools and foster homes came here to watch the game. A kid who has no parents gets kicked by some bozo, and I just could not - and will not - stay still in this situation. This is wrong, and it should not be sorted out at football stadiums, either,’ the MP said, adding he would do everything within his authority to ‘respond to this incident quite roughly’.
‘Those who came to a sports arena for a fight instead of supporting their team should not be there. Volunteer for the Ukrainian army and then you’ll see how tough you are. Currently, such people are the domestic enemy for me. However, I don’t have any hard feelings for these sick people,’ he said.
The Dnipro-1 sports club was established in 2017 when owners of Dnipro football club refused to pay debts in salaries. Dnipro-1 and Dnipro perform in the second league; the latter was thrown out of Ukraine’s Premier Football League after going bankrupt.