To recall, in the hall Pecara in Siroki Brijeg, Beljo fought for the title of European Champion. Before the fight in Pecara, the fans tried to whistle at the anthem of B&H. However, boxer from Mostar managed to stop this attempt.
“Those whistles were not intended for B&H. They also love this country and it is their country. They are maybe not satisfied with the status of Croats in B&H,” said Beljo, the European champion in cruiserweight by the WBO version.
“I think that B&H is my country as it is for any person from Sarajevo, Zenica and Siroki Brijeg. Those whistles of the fans from Siroki Brijeg were not intended for B&H. They also love this country and it is their country. They are maybe not satisfied with the status of Croats in B&H. However, I am not the right person to talk about it because, honestly, I’m not familiar with these things enough. I do not do politics and I do not want to get involved in politics,” said Beljo.
Beljo emphasized that he wants to separate sports from politics. It affected him a lot when he read the comments saying that he betrayed his people.
“I cannot hate anyone because I am not raised that way. I do not want to generalize people. I am proudly carrying the flag of B&H because I was born here.”