VIDEO: Levski Sofia manager Ivaylo Petev quits after being stripped by fans

The new manager was forced to quit after a group of fans stripped him and accused him of being in involved with rivals CSKA Sofia

In the footballing world it is not unusual to see things out of the ordinary during a press conference, whether it be Jose Mourinho leaving mid-question after his team selection was criticised, or Eric Cantona telling us so wisely that "the seagulls always follow the trawler" but what occurred yesterday in Bulgaria, more specifically at Levski Sofia is beyond belief.

Ivaylo Petev, the new head coach was forced to resign from the position shortly after his first press conference, due to an incident where his shirt and training top were removed by angry fans who accused him of involvement with a rival team.

The 38-year-old was being presented to the media at the Georgi Asparuhov stadium, but a group of supporters deemed him not fit to wear the shirt and accused him of having an allegiance with their arch rivals CSKA Sofia.

Petev, who denied the claims that he was involved with CSKA Sofia, said of his decision to stand down: "I thought over things a lot, listened to the opinions of my family, which is important.

"I'm not a criminal, I'm not a thief, but yesterday I felt exactly like that. What did I do to deserve this?"

As a result of Petev's departure, Levski assistant coach Antony Zdravkov will take charge of the club until the winter break.

Football fans, is this the strangest thing you have seen in a press conference, if not then why not tell us about your oddest memory.

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