In the early morning of January 30 the car of football commenter, the founder of “Football Plus” weekly Suren Baghdasarian caught fire. The fire started in a garage next to the house where the journalist lives. As “Football Plus” reported on January 31, between 4 and 5 o’clock in the morning a strong explosion was heard from the garage that pushed its gates off. Though the brigades that arrived managed to extinguish the fire, the Toyota-Prado that Suren Baghdasarian owned burned completely. The newspaper quoted Suren Baghdasarian who “refrained from comment over the incident or sharing suspicions”: “I only want to say that unfortunately in our country journalists have no right to have luxury cars, and, besides, it was re-established that the profession of a journalist is indeed one of the most dangerous and our security is not guaranteed.”
A similar incident occurred to the journalist almost a year ago: in the evening of February 7, 2006 the same Toyota-Prado ignited next to the editorial office of “Football Plus” (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 3-9, 2006). The damage made to the car was repaired, yet this time only its skeleton survived after the fire. The investigation held then did not reveal the offenders.