Dressing room violence and threat of firearms forces North Macedonian second tier game off

March 10 – A pre-match violent incident forced off the game in North Macedonia’s Second League between FK Pehcevo and FK Belasica.

The fixture was postponed after unidentified attackers broke into the guests’ dressing room of the Fortuna stadium and threatened players and coaches of FK Belasica, including using the threat of frearms.

The management of FK Belasica said that there was no police guard at the stadium. The head coach of the team and the goalkeeper coach were injured in the incident. It is still not clear who the attackers were and what their motives were.

The club wrote in a statement: “Scandal before the start of the Second Macedonian Football League match between FC Pehcevo Skopje and FC Belasica. In the dressing room of the guests at the Fortuna stadium, with zero police protection, our coach and the goalkeeper coach were physically attacked with punches and slaps by unidentified persons, while threats were made to our players and the coaching staff that they would also use firearms! Let the Macedonian public know that football in our country is still far away from Europe.”

Belasica is currently in 6th place in North Macedonia’s Second Division, while FC Pehcevo is in 12th position, one point above the relegation zone.

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