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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Armenian Football Federation: playing games with the logo


Head of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Ruben Hayrapetyan says “sorry” to Armenian fans for taking out the picture of Mount Ararat from the new logo of FFA. Many suspected that this move had been made to ‘please’ Turkish president Abdullah Gul ahead of his historic first ever visit to Armenia amid talks of “football diplomacy".

FFA president acknowledged that the change of the logo was a mistake and “apologised to all football fans and Armenian society”. According to Hayrapetyan, to get out of this situation, the Federation will introduce a new logo: «We are now working on a new logo, and I suggested depicting the image of Ararat there».

6 comments:

Myrthe said...

Uhuh...Yeah, right. What a farce!

artmika said...

I know! Simply rediculous.

grigor said...

The guy is clearly afraid of Turks. Back in the day he canceled Pyunik's game against Neftchi Baku because he was afraid of clashes. Get rid of him, I always say. But our prime ministers just love him too much.

emma said...

Sorry my question does not refer to the topic under discussion. On what legal grounds can Srgis Hatpanian be defended from Armenian authoriies. You probably know what's happening to him now.

artmika said...

Emma, please, let's not discuss it here, as this post is irrelevant. I aim to write a special post re Hatspanyan situation. In the meantime, I would suggest reading Armenia's human rights Ombudsman Armen Harutyunyan's following remarks re important legal aspects surrounding this case:

French-Armenian Activist ‘Facing Deportation From Armenia’

emma said...

Sorry, I was just overexcited.