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RK Celje PL and Florijani apologize to Barca Lassa and Dika Mem

After situation during match against Barca Lassa at Blaugrana last weekend, RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko apologized for behaviour of part of their fans “Florijani”.

Here is their statement together with the letter of their fans’ group

RK CELJE PIVOVARNA LAŠKO STATEMENT

Dear all,

Our club has personally and later in written form apologized to Barҫa and Dika Mem for the extremely inappropriate behavior of individuals in our fan group at Saturday’s game in Barcelona, which should not, however, ruin the reputation of the group which we met immediately. Any kind of discrimination is something we strongly condemn at our club. Our club advocates inclusion and integration in its values and directs all its efforts to prevent any exclusion. It actively brings a culture of acceptance every day and sends a strong anti-discrimination signal to the public because of the club’s clear position on the issue.

With respect!

RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 

FAN GROUP FLORIJANI STATEMENT

Dear,

Fan group Florijani is well known across of Europe for our extremely sporty behavior and is known and accepted everywhere as such. Recently we have celebrated 25 years of our operations where we have not recorded any incident in Slovenia or abroad, and also because of that in 2004 we received a special national fair play award. We condemn the actions of individuals who should not in any way characterize the entire fan group. On Saturday, some new members of the group were also with us, so we immediately agreed with the club management to remind them once again of the way of cheering in our group, which will strengthen the reputation of the club and our group, and not the opposite. Due to the actions of the individuals that happened on Saturday, we apologize to FC Barcelona and player Dika Mem and assure you that we will do our best not to repeat such an event.

With respect!

Fan group Florijani 

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