YPC Weekly Newsletter

2011


FOOTBALL FEDERATION PUNISHED THE COACH WHO HAD ATTACKED THE JOURNALIST

On May 23 at the session of the Executive Committee of Football Federation of Armenia the decision of the Federation Disciplinary Commission was approved. The decision prescribes a punishment towards Arkadi Andreasian, the coach of “Ararat” team of Yerevan and former well-known football player. As it has been reported, on April 23 under the stands of “Hrazdan” stadium of Yerevan Arkadi Andreasian attacked Ashot Arushanian, photo correspondent of TotalFootball.am, who was shooting during the time-out of the match the players heading to their lockers. Crying out “Who are you taking pictures of?!” Arkadi Andreasian hit the journalist. Later, the people, accompanying the coach, attacked Ashot Arushanian demanding to delete the pictures. Ashot Arushanian arrived to hospital with face injuries and was discharged the next day (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, April 22-28, 2011).

As the Football Federation of Armenia informed YPC, the Federation Executive Committee resolved to deprive Arkadi Andreasian of his coach functions for 10 matches – “for improper and unsportsmanlike conduct”, as well as impose a fine on “Ararat” team in the amount of 250,000 AMD (about $ 850).