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Danish Fan Gets Sentence

#1 Guest_CO_Spurs_*

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 16:32

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- An appeals court sentenced a Danish soccer fan Tuesday to 20 days in jail for attacking the referee in a drunken rage during a European Championship qualifier between Sweden and Denmark.

The 29-year-old man, who was not named by the court, charged onto the field June 2 and tried to attack German referee Herbert Fandel for sending off a Danish player and giving a penalty to Sweden in the final minutes of the game, with the teams tied at 3.

The lower Copenhagen City Court convicted him in September of violence and trespassing and gave him a 30-day suspended sentence and 40 hours of community service. Prosecutors appealed the sentence to the Eastern High Court, which increased it Tuesday to 20 days in jail.

The man has admitted that he was drunk and entered the field illegally, but rejected the violence charge.

A Danish player kept the fan away from the referee. Fandel abandoned the Group F match after the incident and UEFA eventually awarded Sweden a 3-0 victory.

The Danish soccer federation is suing the man for $375,500 to compensate for the decreased ticket sales and extra expenses following UEFA's decision to ban Denmark from playing its next two Euro 2008 qualifiers at its national stadium in Copenhagen.

Denmark failed to qualify for next year's tournament.

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$375,500 (180,000 Pounds)! shock.gif
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#2 Guest_UpTheSpurs_*

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:28

Makes me laugh how he denied the violence charge. Yeah mate, because no one saw you running to the ref and grabbing him around the neck...
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#3 Guest_Matt_THFC_*

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 21:01

Moron.
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#4 Guest_CO_Spurs_*

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:59

QUOTE (UpTheSpurs @ Dec 12 2007, 06:28 PM)
Makes me laugh how he denied the violence charge. Yeah mate, because no one saw you running to the ref and grabbing him around the neck...

Since he threw his arm at the ref like a girl, he probably doesn't want to admit that it was supposed to be a punch!
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#5 Guest_The Iron Sloth_*

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:19

QUOTE (CO_Spurs_719 @ Dec 14 2007, 01:59 AM)
Since he threw his arm at the ref like a girl, he probably doesn't want to admit that it was supposed to be a punch!

What an a**e! He has certainly and literally paid the price for his stupidity though!
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#6 Guest_Tozyola_*

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:09

He's an idiot attacking a ref.
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