The incident occurred on Sunday, March 10 at the bar 4-4-2 on Zybitskaya street in Minsk. That day in the English Premier League met in London "Arsenal" and "Manchester United". "Arsenal" has won with the account 2:0.
Fan clubs Manchester United and Arsenal — one of the most numerous in Belarus. Usually the fans of these teams, avoiding possible conflicts, do not choose the same platform for viewing matches. At the same time on Zybitskaya were about 60 fans of "MU" and about 15 "Arsenal".
Secretary of the official fan club "Manchester United" in Belarus Vladimir Sazonov says that the bar "4-4-2" invited fans of the red devils at the end of last year. The Arsenal fans claim that this area "belongs" to them, so they were not going to leave the institution.
When the game ended, between fans occurred conflict. One of the fans of "Arsenal" named Ilya argues that there he was beaten.
"Fans "MJ" absolutely roared wildly, and threatened the Arsenal fans, showed fakie. During the game the fans behaved inappropriately. After Arsenal scored the goal and my brother stood on a chair, then knocked the chair back. Total cattle, the cream of the Belarusian cattle. Adequate people behave this way will not. These extremely aggressive and sick. In Minsk not too many places where you can watch the games", — said Ilya in his instagram.
At the end of the match the fans started a verbal skirmish, showing each other the finger. "I arrived it was unclear where I was trying to break the phone, kicked, I got a lump, a broken nose. I called the police. At first I wanted to write a statement, but did not write because I was intimidated by the joint hooliganism. I then said that he threw me like a sucker — and I wrote that I have no complaints. The guys who were nose to me, apologized, offered to sit and drink beer, but I'm not interested to communicate with cattle", — said Ilya.
Vladimir Sazonov, representing fans of Manchester United, said that the insults were on both sides. "Even in the break approached the guys from Arsenal and said: if the match ends in your favor, you just pay and leave, without provoking conflicts.
Stepping into the bar, sits where 60 fans of "Manchester", it is necessary to have some kind of survival instinct or something."
Vladimir says that he can not claim that someone hit the victim, but can not say. "Maybe he just fell when they were apart and hit his nose. When we began to break up the fight, then felt blows to the back. Could be anything. The conflict itself lasted less than a minute", — says Vladimir.
Riot police arrived at the bar pretty quickly. According to Vladimir, the police behaved very correctly. "I thought that there really fans got into it, and turned out to be a local fight. We believe that this situation is not the best behaved on both sides. I personally would not go to watch football in a bar where everything would be hung with the trappings of "Arsenal", — says Vladimir Sazonov.
It absolutely not agree with the opinion that "MU" sick "gopniki and bydlo". "Almost all with higher education, are over 28 years, many businessmen and successful people," says Sazonov.
These conflicts don't happen often. Usually fan clubs of Western European clubs watch the games in different territories, but this time there was a plate.