Karma no longer takes time before it catches up with people and this was basically the case this weekend after Tsarsko Selo owner Stoyne Manolov stormed the pitch to change a black penalty taker to the team’s captain Martin Kavdanski who fluffed from the spot.
It was an embarrassment and maybe racism on display on Saturday during the relegation game between Tsarsko Selo and Lokomotiv Sofia in Bulgaria’s first league game.
Tsarsko Selo needed a win to avoid the drop, with the game tied at 1-1, they were awarded a penalty in the 95th minute of the game.
Tsarsko Selo striker, a black player from Gambian, Yusupha Yaffa took the ball for the penalty but the club owner Stoyne Manolov jumped into the pitch and took the ball from him.
The owner practically wrestled the ball away from Tsarsko Selo and handed it over to captain Martin Kavdanski who missed from the 12-yard, the match ended 1-1 and Tsarsko Selo was relegated.
According to reports, the owner Stoyne Manolov decided to fold the team the next day, stating that “investing money in Bulgarian football is the easiest way to lose it.”