On April 24 Armenians worldwide commemorate 104 the anniversary of Genocide, one of the most horrible and shameful pages in the history of humanity.
In April 1915, the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population.
The Armenian Genocide was the first holocaust of the 20th century, as more than 1.5 million people Armenians were killed.
Even football stars are aware of the official event organized in Armenia and all over the world where there is Armenian diaspora.
Former Barcelona star Dani Alves, who is currently playing for Paris-Saint Germain, was pictured with a poster in 2015 that called for recognition, 100 years to the day of what was conventionally held to be the starting date of the Armenian genocide.
He tweeted. “I’d like to offer my most sincere apologies to all my Turkish fans. I never thought that this photo would cause you any offence, I have a lot of friends …”.
He was thanked by the Armenian embassy in Spain for doing so but on Saturday the Brazilian full-back performed something of a U-turn, having met the ire of some Turkish supporters, and causing embarrassment to Barcelona, who are sponsored by Turkish Airlines.