The Disciplinary Commission of the League Football Association fined Sparta 220,000 crowns for the fact that club owner Daniel Křetínský visited the referee’s booth at halftime of the league match with Brno. One of the richest Czechs has to pay 50,000 crowns for unauthorized access to judges, which is the highest possible fine for a natural person for this offense. The commission decided on the punishments at today’s meeting in Prague.
Sparta violated the organizer’s obligations by not preventing the movement of unauthorized persons in the areas reserved for match participants. The maximum fine for the club in this case is five million crowns, but such a high penalty would only be considered for exceptional excesses such as not finishing the duel. After the amendment of the disciplinary code, a natural person may be banned from football for up to three months, or be fined up to 50,000 kroner or obliged to carry out activities beneficial to football.
Křetínský, accompanied by the main organizer Roman Dušek, entered the referee’s booth and wanted an explanation of two verdicts from the first half of the match, which was played on April 2. Sparta led 2:1 at halftime and eventually won 3:1.
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