WP: PZPN hired a gangster as Lewandowski’s bodyguard
Dominik G., ps. Grucha, who was hired by the Polish Football Association as a bodyguard, Robert Lewandowski during training camps for the Polish national team, is accused of participating in an organized criminal group – the Wirtualna Polska portal has established.
The portal wrote that, according to the prosecutor’s office, “Grucha” was active in a gang that dealt with fights and abductions, earned money on prostitution, and promoted fascism. In the house of Lewandowski’s bodyguard, the police seized neo-fascist materials.
“The president of the Polish Football Association, Cezary Kulesza, confirmed that the employment of ‘Grucha’ was his idea. He claims that he did not know about the accusations against Dominik G. “- the portal said.
The portal also described the history of Dominik G., starting from the time after 2000, when Dominik G. became one of the leaders of Białystok skinheads and at the same time hooligans of Jagiellonia Białystok. He was arrested by CBŚP in October 2014. In November 2020, an indictment was brought to the court against the Nazi gang from Białystok, which, according to investigators, numbered about 50 people, and was headed by Tomasz P., pseud. Dragoon. “Dominik G. is responsible before the court for his participation in an organized criminal group, as well as for participation in a fight with Piast fans (the punishment for a fight with Lech fans has expired)” – he added and noted that “Grucha” did not plead guilty to any charges.
The author of the article explains where “Grucha” came from as a security guard alongside Robert Lewandowski. “Because the person responsible for the employment of ‘Grucha’ by the Polish Football Association is its president Cezary Kulesza, who in 2010 became the president of the club from Białystok”.
“At the beginning of 2022, Portuguese coach Paolo Sousa says goodbye to the team. President Cezary Kulesza decides to replace him with Czesław Michniewicz, who previously employed at Jagiellonia Białystok. who is responsible for the protection of the staff. But in the photos and videos showing the backstage of the meeting, we see Dominik G. accused of participation in an organized crime group for the first time. The man is always one step behind Robert Lewandowski, he carries his luggage, he can also be seen in the dressing room after the match, when the team celebrates its promotion to the World Cup, next to the president Cezary Kulesza and the minister of sport Kamil Bortniczuk. He has a new nickname in the team: ‘Grucha’ has been replaced by ‘Filipek’ “- writes the portal.
He points out that President of the Polish Football Association Cezary Kulesza in a telephone conversation with a journalist from Wirtualna Polska stated that he knows Dominik G. and believes that he is suitable for the role of a bodyguard, he is a proven, unpunished person. Kulesza ensures that he learned about the trial and the charges against Dominik G. from a Polish WP journalist. He did not want to answer the question of whether the person who found fascist materials and who was responsible for participation in an organized criminal group should represent Poland and the Polish Football Association at the World Cup in Qatar.
In turn, the PZPN press office, in response to questions from Wirtualna Polska, replied that the union had established cooperation with Dominik G. as a result of the recruitment procedure for a trial period. After the trial period, permanent cooperation was established.
Dominik G. in a telephone conversation with a journalist from Wirtualna Polska admitted that he was accused in the Białystok trial. When asked about his participation in an organized crime group to which other members answer, inter alia, for promoting fascism, he stated that he condemned the group and that he did not admit anything.
The author of the article asked Robert Lewandowski to comment on the accusations against Dominik G. and his connections. On his behalf, Tomasz Zawiślak, the footballer’s closest friend and associate, replied: “We had no knowledge of the matters described by you and we do not comment on them, because we have no influence on who the Polish Football Association employs.” Dominik G. ps. Grucha is in the PZPN team, which is flying to Qatar on November 17.
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