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April 26, 2011
Football kick: Football Legend - Coach Beats Journalist
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Arkady Andreasyan (first from the left)

According to, on April 23, during the half-time of a football match of the Armenian Premier League "Ararat" - "Pyunik" (1:4 (0:2)) photojournalist Ashot Arushanyan was beaten by the coach of FC Ararat Arkady Andreasyan and his mates after he tried to shoot the coach. Andreasyan was the first to hit the journalist, and then he was beaten in the tunnel of the "Hrazdan" stadium.

The 19-year-old photojournalist was taken to hospital but released the next morning. According to, Andreasyan stayed at the police station till late midnight.

Fans of FC Ararat demand the coach's and at the same time the club's vice-president's resignation because of the poor results in the championship and violation of the club's reputation.


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