The fallout from Legia Warsaw’s forfeiture of the second leg tie against Celtic continues to grow as the club administrator blamed for making the clerical error, which ultimately signalled Legia’s end in the Champions League, has received death threats and advised to leave the capital.
Club administrator Marta Ostrowska has been advised by Police in Warsaw to flee the Polish capital immediately, as angry Legia fans look for someone to blame, until tensions die down.
Reports in the Polish press quoted Ostrowska as saying: “There have been occasions where someone called the club and asked for my address. There have been threats. I’ve been told it would be better for me and my family to spend a few days outside of Warsaw.”
Angry Legia fans have taken to the internet and to social media targeting Ostrowska, turning her alleged error into a reason why ‘women should not be involved in football’.
Legia officials will have their appeal heard tomorrow in Nyon, but if that fails to overturn the forfeiture, then they could end up taking their fight to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in a bid to be re-instated to the Champions League.