23-year-old Armenian defender Hovik Nersisyan asked for political asylum in the UK, according to «Sport-Express».
Player wrote in a statement that he faces arrest for evading military service, and that he doesn’t want to participate in the war of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Hovik Nersisyan two years playing for the team «Whitchurch» of the Northwest League (the tenth division of English football).
Previously, he was a player of «Pyunik».
The club hired a lawyer to represent the interests of Hovik Nersisyan.
The fans made a petition in support of the footballer, which was signed by about 1,000 people, according to shropshirestar.com.