Ramazan Abdulatipov, the interim president of Dagestan region, launched a fierce attack against UEFA after that the continental forum forbade those from Anzhi to play in Makhachkala their games from the European Cups. UEFA’s decision was motivated by the fact that the area is in political tension that would jeopardize the safety of guests.
But Abdulatipov not agree with the action taken by UEFA, especially that those from Anzhi have invested money in upgrading the stadium in order to meet the requirements of the forum led by Platini.
“UEFA has banned scheduling UEFA matches in Dagestan, this means that still lives with the old stereotypes and prejudices. In this issue, UEFA is more politically involved than in football. The opening of “Anji Arena ” and the fact that it is at world level shown that in Dagestan can be organized events in any way. But the more light is, the less they see.” said Ramazan Abdulatipov.
His statement comes after Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Chechnya, accused UEFA of discrimination in this case.
Anzhi Makhachkala played last season in the Europa League, and this year will again play in the European competitions. Team leaders have made large investments since they took over the club, and now would be extremely uncomfortable if they the team they own can not play in front of their fans.