There will likely be confusion for a long time following the scandal that broke out after the end of the first leg between Legia Warsaw and AZ Alkmaar. Dutch officers and security guards violated the physical integrity of Dariusz Miodoski, and Josue and Radovan Pankov were detained for 72 hours. Currently, both players have testified and been released from custody.
Radovan Bankov issued a statement. Thanks to Dariusz Miodoski and Mateusz Morawiecki
While in Josue’s case, the procedures were completed very quickly, Pankov had to wait a little longer to be released. On Saturday, the Serbian defender issued a statement in which he referred for the first time to the scenes as of Thursday.
– I would like to thank all the legionnaires, people within the club and our brave and proud owner and president Dariusz Miodoski. He added: “Now I feel even happier because I chose this club because it promotes the same values that I recognize: honor, dignity, pride and family.”
Later in the message, he also expressed his gratitude to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and expressed nice words towards our homeland.
– I would like to express my special thanks to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, who stood behind us and showed himself to be a brave, honorable and kind man, as well as to the Poles who successfully presented themselves at the conference. world. Until yesterday, I had one homeland, which was Serbia, but from now on, I consider Warsaw and Poland my second home. My family and I will never forget this.
Miodoski declared that he would not leave such a huge scandal unexplained. – What happened is a scandal. This is a precedent on a global scale. He added: We will not give up, and we will do our best to correct the situation. Despite this, the Dutch side puts the entire blame for the incident that occurred on Thursday after the Europa League match on the Polish team. “The Polish media presents an image in which the players are victims of actions, but this is by no means the case. It is the players who used force. Arrest is a heavy tool and the police do it for a reason,” Alcma City. The authorities explained the entire incident.
Legia Warsaw will return to competition on Sunday. The Polish runner-up’s rival will be Raków Częstochowa. At the moment, it is not known whether Jose and Pankov will be able to play in this match.
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