Green Dragons ‘set Ljubljana on fire’, Zoran Janković lashes out at angry citizens: ‘I will apologise to anyone who complains’
Green Dragons fan group, who will be loudly supporting on Thursday Olimpija in the conference league match against Slovan, took over the centre of Ljubljana on Monday evening. The Dragons celebrated their 35th anniversary there and ‘set the capital ablaze’. The Dragons put on an amazing pyrotechnic show, which was not to everyone’s taste. Many complained about the noise, the briefly polluted air and the litter left behind by fans. Even Zoran Janković, who is known to be a big supporter of Olimpija, spoke out about the numerous complaints. The Mayor of Ljubljana defended the Dragons and admitted that he had offered to help them prepare for the event.
“The Green Dragons management came to say that they will celebrate their anniversary in Ljubljana. I asked them if they had reported the incident to the administrative unit and other authorities, but they said they never did. They wanted us to turn off the lights for 30 minutes in the whole centre, from the university on one side to the end of Petkovškova Embankment on the other side. I supported this in the hope that it would not cause more harm. We turned off the lights on Čopova, Prešernova and Stritarjeva for 15 minutes, that was all there was,” Zoran Janković told a press conference of the Municipality of Ljubljana revealed.
Zoran Janković: ‘There were no riots’
The Mayor of the capital of Slovenia, who regularly attends matches at Stožice, continued. ”It was a similar situation to the New Year’s Eve gathering during the Happy December. If you remember, after New Year’s Eve, the snaga starts working a little after 4pm and by 8pm everything is clean. To date, I have no information, including from our police, that there have been any riots. That is to say that correctness on our part has at least ensured that there have been no riots. Nothing happened. But it is a fan group that supports all Olimpija sports clubs. I sincerely hope that they will be at all football, basketball and hockey matches. I have to admit that I am quite proud of them. Especially given the fact that in international matches, when even Olimpija can be sent off, they were without one incident, which I watched. They would have done it anyway. Even without turning off the lights… But it was relatively short. When I receive complaints, I will apologise to every citizen.”
This text was automatically translated using AI.