In the Belgian city is home to a large number of Turks, and the fans of the Petersburg club a bad reputation, said the official
“The main reason for my decision is the recent incident between Turkey and Russia. In Ghent there is a rather large Turkish Diaspora, and fans of Zenit have a very bad reputation.
It’s a hard decision, but I am responsible for the security in the city”, – quotes the mayor of Ghent Daniel Thermon Nieuws.vtm.be.
Thermon added that at the beginning of December in Ghent will be held city festivals, and the police will not be able to fully ensure the safety of residents.
Note that the match of the sixth round of the group stage of the Champions League between “Ghent” and “Zenith” will take place on 9 December.
Recall, the international relations of Russia and Turkey have deteriorated sharply because of the incident with the Russian SU-24 bomber, shot down on Friday Turkish air force during the military operation against ISIL militants in Syria.