Czech football club cancels screening of documentary about Romani footballers after fans threaten violence

Because of serious threats made by a group of their fans, the Bohemians Praha 1905 football club has decided to cancel tomorrow’s scheduled premiere of the film “FC Roma”.  The documentary by Rozálie Kohoutová and Tomáš Bojar has been nominated for a Czech Lion award and has already won the Pavel Koutecký Prize. “We understand the decision by the leadership of Bohemians – the safety of visitors comes first. However, it is not possible to back down when people use intimidation and threats to disagree with others or with projects that they define themselves as being against. Neither the producers of this film nor the organizations working with them will let themselves be intimidated. At this moment we are negotiating a new place and time for the premiere,” the filmmakers posted to their Facebook page. News server Aktuálně.cz reports that Bohemians and Sparta fans were planning to attend the film screening. “Some fans aren’t open to the artistry of the film, just the other aspect of it. Hatred against Romani people, which the film touches on, unfortunately exists among the fans,” Darek Jakubowicz, director of the Bohemians Praha 1905 club, told the news server.

via romea.cz: Czech football club cancels screening of documentary about Romani footballers after fans threaten violence

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