Lukashenko's security forces detain famous footballer for inscription on T-shirt
Famous Belarusian footballer, the best striker in the history of Krumkachy Alyaksandr Yatskevich was detained in Minsk by the security forces of the self-proclaimed dictator of Belarus Lukashenko. He was charged with supporting anti-government demonstrations in 2020.
According to the Belarusian opposition media outlet Zerkalo, Yatskevich was arrested for an action that took place in September 2020. At that time, he and his teammates from the Krumkachy club went to the National Cup match against Dynamo Minsk wearing "We are against violence" T-shirts.
After the match, the Krumkachy players left the pitch wearing T-shirts with the words "We are with the people", who were protesting against the results of the presidential election in Belarus and Lukashenko's fraudulent victory.
Alyaksandr Yatskevich joins Krumkachy in 2019 and became the top scorer in the history of the Minsk club. At the end of March 2023, the 38-year-old striker announced his retirement: "I could have stayed and played for another N years, and been amazed by the young people, but I don't want to take their place, especially in the second league, and instil a complex in them."
Yatskevich emphasised that everything is sad in Belarusian sports, particularly in local football: "And I, as a husband and father, have to think about how to provide for my family, so, as you already know, I started working in real estate (please contact me, I'll be glad to). As a tribute to the sport, I continue to train our chicks."
And recently, Alyaksandr followed a link to the fake BYPOL bot, after which he received a call from the security forces and was offered to come for a "conversation". The next day, after he refused, they came to him and detained the former footballer.
It should be noted that back in August 2020, the players of the Krumkachy team Syarhey Kazeka and Pavel Rassolko were charged with assaulting the police. The players of the Minsk club Krumkachy were detained during a protest in Minsk. As reported by Radio Liberty, they were returning from a training session with the team's coach, Alexander Belinsky. They did not take part in the protest march.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that a football player of the Belarusian national team was arrested for participating in the protests in Minsk.
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