Violence that injured a parent at a children’s football tournament in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has sparked reactions.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia condemned a person who was stabbed and injured after tear gas was fired at the families of the “Zvezdara” team, which participated in the children’s football tournament in Sarajevo from Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
Noting that the accident occurred last night, the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Sarajevo Canton, Samir Avdic, said that they visited the injured parent and that his condition was not serious.
He apologized to the teams and parents participating in the tournament as a result of the violence, Avdic said, “Sarajevo has always been a city that opened its arms to everyone, and it will remain so.” He said.
Sarajevo’s mayor, Benjamin Karić, also condemned the violence and stressed that those responsible would be punished.
The secretary of the Zvezdara Football Club, Ivan Stojimirović, stated that the injured parent was discharged from the hospital and said: “There is no tension. We continue the tournament.” He said.
Sarajevo police said 8 people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
He stated that the tournament continued today without any problems.
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