Saturday, 7 November 2009

8 Months Prison Sentence For Bulgarian Football Hooligan

This is the same game that was written about a few days ago where mayhem came about. Football attracts people like this because they think they can get away with criminal activities by the cover of a crowd. Not the case here as he has been picked out and proven guilty. I like the idea of not being able to appeal in this case, which would have been the case in the UK. The trouble is he will be let out after 8 months perhaps to return to his antics again. There is no mention of him being banned from attending football matches p- Mmmm!

8 Months Prison Sentence For Bulgrian Football Hooligan
Magistrates in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second biggest city, have sentenced a 20-year-old male to serve eight months prison following violence that marred the town's derby between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Botev Plovdiv on October 31, Bulgarian news agency (BTA) reported on November 4 2009.

Georgi Velichkov was spotted by the police gathering plastic flags discarded on the terrace at the Lokomotiv end and then setting them alight. He then pelted the officers with rocks that he had smuggled into the ground prior to the encounter. Several policemen were struck by a barrage of stones as a consequence.

At the end of the match, Velichkov was apprehended by police outside the ground as he tried to sneak past the cordon. After being identified and arrested, Velichkov admitted to setting the flags on fire and throwing missiles at the officers.

The arrested man has a criminal record connecting him with six other related incidents. Velichkov was sentenced to eight months in prison; the sentence is effective immediately and he cannot appeal.

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