A man from Skopje was interrogated by the police today for an ugly comment he wrote on Facebook with regard to the deadly bus accident in Bulgaria on Tuesday morning.

The man was questioned about a potential “hate speech crime”, and the police said that he excused his comment by saying he was drunk at the time. The comment referred to the fact that most of the victims of the disaster are ethnic Albanians.

Earlier in Bulgaria, the police questioned a man who made a similarly ugly comment that was widely shared with disgust. His comment was aimed against Macedonians, and he also faces a “hate speech” charge.