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Owner of Harrods department store apologizes to Ukrainian Soccer team in London.

24. February 2010 by Gregg 0 Comments

After an incident last week which saw Soccer team “The Shakhtar Donetsk Football Club” kicked out of Harrods, London’s largest department store for being “too big and suspicious”, Mohamed Fayed, the store’s owner was apologetic to the Ukrainian soccer team. The team had gone to visit the store after their practice, and so was dressed in matching athletic suits.

Their expulsion from the store was said to be a misunderstanding and was not related to the fact that the team was in London to play a game against local team Fulham Football Club, currently Chaired by Fayed, for the UEFC Europa League.

A spokesperson from the store confirmed the misunderstanding due to the team’s arrival at one of the busiest times of day. It is normally Harrods’ policy to turn away large groups and tourists during these peak hours to ensure safety and security in the building. Fayed himself was quoted as being “upset” about the incident and his apology had been accepted by Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fulham went on to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in a 2-1 victory on Thursday.