The People’s Consulate of Belarus in Scotland and Libereco are delighted to present a five-a-side international football game between Scotland and the free people of Belarus. This game is being held on September 26 at Hamilton’s New Douglas Park to support Aliaksandr Ivulin, a political prisoner in Belarus.

Aleksandr Ivulin

Aliaksadr is YouTuber, blogger, sports journalist, semi-professional footballer, and founder of the “ChestnOK” sports portal on Telegram and online. Aliksandr has been arrested since June 4 this year. His apparent offensive act was to having a white-red-white flag in his window. The 29 year old plays for the Belarusian First League team Krumkachy FC, a football club founded by fans and based in Minsk.

The teams of the friendly match are made up of members of the Belarusian diaspora in the UK and Scottish artists. The match will take place on September 26, Sunday, 1 p.m. local time, at New Douglas Park in Hamilton (South Lanarkshire, Scotland). The event will be live streamed on Youtube, too.