By Vera Martirosyan/Vera&Football
YEREVAN. – Organizers of the friendly matched dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of Khoren Hovhannisyan confirmed the reports that Patrick Berger refused to come because of Barcelona-Dusseldorf crashed airplane.
On Friday, Patrick Berger took to Twitter to dismiss the reports: “Comments about me changing my flight are all lies! I flew home on Monday Barcelona - Prague as I was supposed to.”
However, the Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent contacted the sponsor of the match, businessman Artur Soghomonyan who confirmed that Berger's agent said the player would not come to the match because of being in a state of shock as he had to fly by the crashed plane.
“Most likely, he denied the reports because he was afraid of fuss in the media,” Soghomonyan added.
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As reported earlier, on March 24 Berger had to fly from Barcelona to Dusseldorf by a plane that crashed in the French Alps. At the last minute Berger changed his mind and returned the ticket.