Chicago police investigate Stoichkov for battery
SOFIA (REUTERS) - Police in Chicago have placed former European Footballer of the Year Hristo Stoichkov under investigation for allegedly assaulting a journalist, Bulgarian media reported on Wednesday.
Trud daily said a Chicago police officer confirmed they had received a complaint from Svetlozar Momchilov, owner of the US-based newspaper Bulgaria Now, adding that the charge was listed as battery.
Momchilov was quoted as saying he was punched by Stoichkov during Chicago Fire football club's 15th anniversary party at the Chicago History Museum on Monday, after asking him for an interview.
Former Barcelona player Stoichkov, who is now a coach at Litex Lovech, played for Chicago Fire between 2000 and 2002.