What do we see? Police approach two people and move away after 16 seconds. You can also count the seconds yourselves. It is impossible to assess 16 seconds as 'detaining', 'interrogation, 'pressure' or any other action. As a journalist, I can wholeheartedly say that this situation had zero influence on the final match day. If there is no occurrence, news must not exist. If I was not aware of the mercenary of the global media, I would convict them of non-professionalism.
However, several questions emerge here: How is it possible that the foreign journalists shot the scene immediately when the Azerbaijani police talked with people wearing Mkhitaryan's uniform. It is possible only in one case: One can teach those people making them wear the uniforms beforehand and shoot with hidden cameras. This is what the “SNTV” news agency did here. They came to Baku with a preplanned concrete mission. Their mission was to create a groundless kompromat against Azerbaijan. The people who ordered the kompromat pulled out all the stops to spread it in the social media and global media, as well as in BBC.
Would you like to know the scope of information attack?
Actually, it is difficult to describe it. Some people made news from an unhappened incident in the global media and posted it to Facebook and Twitter instead of talking about the interesting final match, flawless organization and fans who had fun in Baku ahead of the match. These are some of those posts.
And I repeat it one more time: all these about the incident which did not really happen. This dirty game, which is just as same as the previous scenario prepared against Azerbaijan, is being conducted through making up excuses.
Was Henrikh Mkhitaryan really expected to be in jeopardy in Baku? Of course, no. The main goal was to defame Azerbaijan by distracting people’s attention from the main aim of the games accusing us of unhappened incidents. What was the main thing? The main thing was that Azerbaijan should get thanks and love for hosting such a great Final match. This is moral profit for us.
However, in order to prevent this, a group of people rolled up their sleeves to direct a huge wave of hatred to Azerbaijan. Frankly speaking, they are working very well.
Hence, while Azerbaijan was accused of racism and xenophobia, grossly violating the cease-fire on the front line, Armenian Armed Forces killed an Azerbaijani Army serviceman Agil Omarov by a sniper on the contact line of troops between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The incident happened while the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs were in Azerbaijan; while most of the guests who came to watch the final game have not left the country yet. That is, everything happened in front of their eyes: Where is Azerbaijan? What is our situation? Who are Armenians? Who is Mkhitaryan? In fact, who is a real killer? Who is in danger? ....
Now, will global media highlight that the compatriots of Mkhitaryan, who have shamelessly advertised him in Baku streets, killed an Azerbaijani soldier? Will the journalists, activists and others attacking Azerbaijan on Twitter be able to tweet or write a post about it?
Of course, no, they will not say anything. And I want to thank them for this because if they write something about it, the news headline would be like this: “Racist, xenophobic Azerbaijanis who were not allowed Mkhitaryan to enter the country, killed a peaceful Armenian civilian on the contact line”. They would say, believe me. Everything can be expected from a network that making news out of nothing and shaking the world media vainly.
Vusal Mammadov is a political analyst and an editor-in-chief at AzVision LLC.