Mariusz Chłopik, then an informal advisor to the prime minister, was to warn Mateusz Morawiecki and Michał Dworczyk on the provisions of the amendment to the act on the safety of mass events in autumn 2018. “Generally, it threatens with a huge protest of fans during the next match line (which is during the elections !!!) and the turning away from patriotic circles and ridicule of the PiS government, Mateusz and the president of JK (Jarosław Kaczyński – ed.) In the stands” – we read in the message written by Chłopik.
Correspondence has been appearing on the Internet for several months, which is supposed to come – as the screenshots suggest – from the private mail of the head of the office of Prime Minister Michał Dworczyk. The rulers questioned the veracity of the e-mails, but so far have not shown a single example of manipulated correspondence.
Mariusz Chłopik was to write about the threat of “great protest of fans”
In the next episode of the e-mail scandal, there is correspondence regarding the reflection on how the amendment to the law on the safety of mass events, which was being prepared at that time, could cause protests from football fans and contribute to criticism of the government.
The correspondence was to be conducted in the fall of 2018. The message to Prime Minister Morawiecki and the head of his office, Michał Dworczyk, was to be sent by informally advising the head of the government, Mariusz Chłopik.
“I am after meetings with fans of Legia Warszawa, Śląska Wrocław and talks with other supporters. Currently, Zieliński (Jarosław, the then deputy minister of internal affairs and administration – ed.) Is proceeding with the bill which tightens the issue of match settings. Generally, it threatens with a huge protest of fans during the next match queue. (which is in the process of elections !!!) and the turning away from patriotic circles and ridiculing the PiS government, Mateusz and the president of JK (Jarosław Kaczyński – ed.) in the stands “- we read in the news, the authorship of which is attributed to Chłopik. The elections were probably held in two rounds – the first on October 21, and the second – on November 4.
“Believe that what Zieliński is doing, will lead to a crisis before the elections!” – we read on (original spelling – ed.). “And two is a contradiction of the PMM (Mateusz Morawiecki – ed.) Declaration from the Round Table and statements from various press conferences” – said Chłopik.
Note on “Potential Threats to Government”
In addition, Chłopik was to send in the message a screenshot of the note, which lists “the two main threats raised by Ekstraklasa SA” in connection with the proposed changes to the law.
The note also says that the entries may lead to “fear of admitting fans to matches”, “provoking fans at stadiums to prove the absurdity of these solutions”, and in the worst case, “even paralysis of the games” is possible.
Then, in the memo, the records that were criticized by the supporters’ associations were indicated. This includes holding and arranging fabric strips, holding club flags or scarves during anthems.
The quoted note also mentions “potential threats to the government”, which could be: “a nationwide protest of fans directed at the police, and more broadly the Ministry of the Interior and the government,”, “numerous hooligan provocations at matches”, “echoing widely in the media under with the slogan: ‘Police and the government are not coping with football fans’ or ‘a common front of opposition to the provisions in the law on the part of Ekstraklasa clubs and lower leagues’.
Onet writes that Mariusz Chłopik “has been associated with Mateusz Morawiecki and the football community for years”. It also presents his professional career after PiS came to power. He enumerates successively that in 2016-2018 he was the marketing director at the Industrial Development Agency, then for some time he held the position of deputy director at the Government Information Center, in 2018 he took the director’s position at PKO BP as the sports marketing director, and then the director for . Ekstraklasa and gaming. He also writes that from October 1 this year, Chłopik is the plenipotentiary of the management board of Legia Warszawa for infrastructure and training projects.
The government’s stance on the e-mail scandal
Both members of the government and Dworczyk himself refrain from answering questions that concern matters presented in the allegedly published e-mails.
We asked the Government Information Center to comment on the content of the alleged correspondence. Until the text was published, we did not receive a reply.
Earlier, the Government Information Center wrote many times that “Poland has experienced a cybernetic and disinformation attack carried out from the territory of the Russian Federation”, therefore “the Chancellery of the Prime Minister will not comment on the content of the materials”.
Main photo source: Leszek Szymański / PAP