FC Slovan punished, plays without spectators on Wednesday

The Bratislava-based football club Slovan has been penalised for its failure to provide appropriate security during the Sunday match against Ružomberok, when the detonation of a smoke bomb injured several people, including two children.

The Bratislava-based football club Slovan has been penalised for its failure to provide appropriate security during the Sunday match against Ružomberok, when the detonation of a smoke bomb injured several people, including two children.

Slovan fans and spectators will not be allowed to attend the club’s match against Myjava on Wednesday, August 21. The disciplinary commission of the Slovak Football Association will conclude the case on Thursday after completing all the testimonies, the Sme daily wrote in its Wednesday issue. It is expected that Slovan will receive a fine of €17,000 and will have to play three matches without any spectators.

On Sunday, August 18, nine fans of the Ružomberok football club were injured after supporters of the Slovan Bratislava threw a smoke bomb at the, two of whom were children. FC Slovan apologised for the incident and promised to boost security measures at matches. It also announced it would offer a €5,000 reward to anyone helping to uncover the identity of the attackers, and it also promised a lifelong ban on personal attendance at the Slovan stadium for the culprits.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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