Bulgarian football is in a deep crisis.

Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov to CNN

Yes, I was informed that during the street violence the interior minister was at the movies. At this time there was a meeting of the Council of Ministers and the deputy minister was present instead. I had to tell him to leave the meeting and do his job.

Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov on the whereabouts of Interior Minister Kalin Stoyanov during the violent clashes between football fans and the police in Sofia

I was neither in a bar, nor in a disco.

Interior Minister Kalin Stoyanov on his whereabouts during the clashes of football fans with the police

This is not the Boyko Borisov I decided to follow 20 years ago. This is someone else. I want the old Borisov back. With him at the helm, we used to win.

Vezhdi Rashidov, former culture minister for GERB, on his party's support for the current coalition government

We are building five highways at a time. This is not how things should be done.

Andrey Tsekov, minister of regional development and public works

Are there any people left in the Russian Embassy? The Bulgarian government expelled so many that there is no one to do the mucking.

Kostadin Kostadinov, leader of Vazrazhdane

At 7.30 pm, while Sofia was burning, I got an email from Sofia's mayor inviting me to a meeting. Instead of taking care of his city, he was writing me emails.

Boyko Borisov, leader of GERB

I appeal to protesters to keep cool. Trash bins, city infrastructure and police vans are not to blame for the plight of Bulgarian football.

Vasil Terziev, Sofia mayor


    Commenting on www.vagabond.bg

    Vagabond Media Ltd requires you to submit a valid email to comment on www.vagabond.bg to secure that you are not a bot or a spammer. Learn more on how the company manages your personal information on our Privacy Policy. By filling the comment form you declare that you will not use www.vagabond.bg for the purpose of violating the laws of the Republic of Bulgaria. When commenting on www.vagabond.bg please observe some simple rules. You must avoid sexually explicit language and racist, vulgar, religiously intolerant or obscene comments aiming to insult Vagabond Media Ltd, other companies, countries, nationalities, confessions or authors of postings and/or other comments. Do not post spam. Write in English. Unsolicited commercial messages, obscene postings and personal attacks will be removed without notice. The comments will be moderated and may take some time to appear on www.vagabond.bg.

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

Discover More

I have difficulties to establish whether this is a provocation or wet dreams.
He who takes wads of cash will perish by wads of cash.
We must not look as though we are not determined to go on with reforms.Hristo Ivanov, Co-Chairman of CC-DB
The Bulgarian agriculture sector is in shambles.Kiril Vatev, agriculture minister
This is an aggressive offensive against statehood, history and memory.President Rumen Radev on the Soviet Army Monument in Sofia
Our homegrown Bolsheviks wanted to organise an October Revolution.Gen Atanas Atanasov, chairman of DSB, on the unsuccessful no-confidence vote against the government
We have laws already. What are we ranting about? All tarts woke up 16 years later to remember they were raped. Like the case of that American film director whom they turned a monkey into.
I want to make it perfectly clear that Ukraine insists on continuing this war, and that the bill is being paid by the whole of Europe.
We started a new political transition and we need wider support.Hristo Ivanov, leader of Yes Bulgaria, on negotiations with DPS MP Delyan Peevski, sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act
Since yesterday afternoon a drone has been hovering around my terrace and has entered it.Yasen Todorov, deputy director of the National Investigations Service
GERB want a Latin American type of stability – a handful of people and companies getting all the money while the rest of the people are poor or emigrate to escape being poor.
Bulgarian women may have lower pensions, but they live longer.Biser Petkov, former Public Welfare Minister, on the pay gap between men and women