Nurlan Ibrahimov, a PR and media manager of Azerbaijani Qarabağ football club, made a publication on his social media page, calling to kill all the Armenians, old and young, without distinction. He also justified the fact of Armenian Genocide commited by Turkey. The post was later deleted, but the screens of the disgusting and serious message posted by a man who is part of the world of football have been circulating online.
Here is the full text of the message posted and then deleted by Nurlan Ibrahimov:
Armenians are saying Azerbaijan is out for genocide, and this public post just helped legitimise these claims.
“We [Azerbaijanis] must kill all Armenians – children, women, the elderly. [We] need to kill [them] without [making a] distinction. No regrets, no compassion. If we don’t kill [them], they will kill us and our children,” Nurlan Ibrahimov wrote on Facebook.
During the last month, the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) has submitted numerous complaints to UEFA and FIFA regarding the belligerent publications, militaristic behavior and anti-Armenian posts of various representatives of Azerbaijani football. Most of these complaints are currently being investigated by the UEFA Disciplinary and Ethics Committee.
FFA formally demands UEFA and FIFA to exclude FK Qarabağ from the European Cup.
The militarized, politicized reprehensible attitude of the representatives of Azerbaijani football has been demonstrated for about a month, but the publication, which was spread on the Internet today is terrible, violating all civil and moral standards.
The Football Federation of Armenia has sent a corresponding complaint to UEFA, demanding to punish both the above-mentioned employee and the Azerbaijani club severely, even to the expulsion from the European Cups. Hate speech, calls for violence, xenophobia must be eradicated from football, adhering to the values accepted in the European football family.
Qarabağ Futbol Klubu, commonly known as Qarabağ is an Azerbaijani football club playing in the Azerbaijan Premier League. The club originates from Agdam, but has not played in its hometown since 1993 due to the Nagorno-Karabakh war. The club is now based in the capital city of Baku.
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