SUMMARY REPORT ON THE 10th ROUND OF THE CROATIAN TELECOM FIRST CFL
Under the framework of the Direct Protection of Fan Violence project, CHC observers monitored the games of the 10th Round of the Croatian Telecom First CFL, and based on direct insight and collected data recorded the following events.
NK ISTRA 1961 – GNK DINAMO 0 : 0
The match of the 10th Round of the Croatian Telecom First CFL between NK Istra and GNK Dinamo was played on Sept. 23, 2017 at 17:00 hrs at Aldo Drosina Stadium in Pula. About 1400 spectators attended the game, of which there was a large group of over 350 members of the Bad Blue Boys (BBB), and 70-80 BBB fans situated on the eastern stands. The Demons home fans (NK Istra 1961 fan club) numbered less than 50.
The match progressed without any major fan outbursts, but we recorded the repeated chanting of “Mamić, Gypsy, leave the holy shrine” in the 41st minute. At the very end of the first half and start of the second (44th and 46th minute), the BBB chant “Zdravko Mamić, you Serbian bastard”.
In the 77th minute, a separate group of BBB fans light two flares, and in the 78th minute throw one onto the playing field. During the final 10 minutes, the BBB resolutely sing “Fuck you Zdravko, you’re don’t with”.
NK SLAVEN BELUPO – HNK RIJEKA 1 : 1
The match of the 10th Round of the Croatian Telecom First League between NK Slaven Belupo and HNK Rijeka was played on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 19:00 hrs at the City Stadium in Koprivnica, with a turnout of about 900 spectators, of which about 50 were members of the Armada (HNK Rijeka fan club).
The match progressed in a relatively calm tone.
In the 30th minute, members of the Armada began shouting “Purgers, Tovars, get out”. Their conduct was satisfying for the remainder of the game.
HNK HAJDUK – NK LOKOMOTIVA 2 : 2
The match of the 10th Round of the Croatian Telecom First League between HNK Hajduk and HNK Rijeka was played on Sept. 24, 2017 at Poljud Stadium in Split, at 19:00 hrs before about 8000 spectators, of which there were roughly 4000 members of Torcida (HNK Hajduk fan club). The cheering was fair for the most part of the game, save for the 60th minute when Torcida lit 30 or so bengal flares, 4 smoke bombs, and one firecracker.
In the 94th minute, Torcida chanted “Kill, kill the Purgers” and “Fuck you Mamić”.
NK RUDEŠ – NK OSIJEK 2 : 2
The match of the 10th Round of the First League between NK Rudeš and NK Osijek was played on Sept. 25, 2017 at NK Zagreb Stadium in Zagreb beginning at 19:00 hrs before about 200 spectators, of which there was a small group of Kohorta members (HNK Osijek fan club). The match progressed in a calm tone with no fan outbursts.
CHC observers were once again denied tickets for the stadium’s protected lodges which are needed to perform their professional duty as observers. This is a continuation of the conduct of the President of Hajduk’s Management Board, Ivan Kos, from December 2016, when he began distancing CHC observers and telling me personally that it was due to the content of our reports with which he is unsatisfied. This is evident also from the open letter to Slobodna Dalmacija of Dec. 2, 2016 as reported by Sportske Novosti. “Kos never presented any document or argument to prove the claims, and express his dissatisfaction with the facts recorded in our reports, and thus his own self-willed decision is based on his own viewpoint, based on which he introduced the practice of a verbal delict. The CHC cannot, must not, and will never accept such self-willed measures, given that numerous members of the CHC were pioneers in the fight against verbal delicts during the communist dictatorship.
Accordingly so, if Hajduk’s Management will from now on not ensure CHC observers official status as they previously enjoyed prior to the self-willed act of Mr. Kos, we ask them to publicly announce such a decision. On the contrary, we will find a way to observe the games on our own, and will state in every future report that due to Mr. Kos’ own self-will, we are denied our human and professional rights.” (From the email to Hajduk of Sept. 23, 2017.)
For the CHC:
Ivan Zvonimir Čičak