As if Henrikh Mkhitaryan feeling unsafe to travel for Arsenal’s Europa League final against Chelsea wasn’t bad enough, it seems even fans with his name on their shirts are being intimidated by police.
The video below seems to show two supporters with Mkhitaryan 7 shirts walking around Baku and being stopped by police for a quick chat.
— sntv (@sntvstory) May 28, 2019
They are then allowed to carry on, but it’s not at all clear why the police felt the need to approach them in the first place in what clearly seems an intimidation tactic.
If that is what’s going on it seems like truly unacceptable behaviour and shows once again that Baku was an unsuitable choice to host this final.
This is absolutely astonishing. Azerbaijani police stopping Arsenal fans with 'Mkhitaryan' imprinted on their shirts. Every aspect of this final shames UEFA to its very core. https://t.co/W2lyNwOsuV
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) May 28, 2019
A day to Europa League final,Azerbaijan police stop Arsenal fans who were wearing Mkhitaryan’s shirt, totally embarrassing from FIFA
— Pye Waw (@pyewaw) May 28, 2019
Can’t have him on their shirts but UEFA can guarantee Mkhitaryan’s safety. Sure. https://t.co/gqItVboR2Q
— RebeccaWatkinns (@RebeccaWatkinns) May 28, 2019
Azerbaijanian police stop Arsenal fans who are wearing Mkhitaryan’s shirt, this is awful to see. Absolutely ridiculous. [sntv] pic.twitter.com/ZTT6hRQ7Dh
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) May 28, 2019