The Okęcie Airport incident was a dispute between the players and staff
of the Poland national football team on 29 November 1980, climaxing at
Okęcie Airport (pictured). It occurred at a time when civil resistance
was intensifying in communist Poland and led to the suspension of
several prominent players and the resignation of the team manager,
Ryszard Kulesza. Kulesza had initially angered the team by deciding to
prevent a hung-over player, Józef Młynarczyk, from flying with the
team, but eventually relented. Polish media attacked the rebellious
players over the following days. Another player, Stanisław Terlecki,
defied the communist authorities by arranging for the players to meet
Pope John Paul II. The Polish Football Association sent Terlecki and
others home and imposed various bans. Kulesza resigned in protest over
the harshness of the sanctions imposed on the players. Most of the
banned players were reinstated within a year, but Terlecki never played
for Poland again.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok%C4%99cie_Airport_incident>
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