Kirkuk plays against Hudud without their fans
As they were being punished by the Iraqi Football Union, Kirkuk fans were denied from attending Kirkuk’s match against Hudud.
A decision issued by the Iraqi Football Union on Thursday May 10 punishes Kirkuk fans by denying them from attending one match. The decision was a result of violence at the end of the Kirkuk vs. Qwua Jawiya match.
In the mid-April match, tensions were created between the fans, as pistols were used. Jengiz Yasin, the Kirkuk Club’s media official said, “The decision of the Union is strange since the Qwua Jawiya fans attacked us with pistols.”
He further said, “In the times of the Baath and now, Qwua Jawiya had the support of the officials, that’s why they are not punished.”
Kirkuk is playing with Baghdad’s Hudud on the evening of May 10 in its stadium, without the fans in attendance. A fan of the Kirkuk club said, “I’ll park outside of the Kirkuk stadium and encourage my team from there.”
Karwan Salhi – Kirkuk Now