Azerbaijan coach Vogts insulted by journalists
Journalists threw a roll of toilet paper at Azerbaijan coach
Berti Vogts on Sunday to express their displeasure with the
national team’s performance.
The incident took place during a news conference in Baku ahead
of Azerbaijan’s European Championship qualifier against Germany on
The Azerbaijani journalists also presented Vogts with a jug of
water of the type used in Muslim countries to wash after using the
The Russian newspaper Sport-Express cited Vogts as describing it
as an attack and saying he has reported it to the police.
A spokesman for the Azerbaijan Football Federation downplayed
”There was an incident after the presser when three journalists
attempted to insult Berti Vogts, but it was not an attack,”
Mikhail Nariman-Ogly told The Associated Press.
The 64-year-old German took over Azerbaijan in April 2008.
Azerbaijan finished next to last in qualifying for the 2010 World
Cup, and has lost four of five Euro 2012 qualifiers.