Friend and foe were shocked by the incident of battle at Charleroi on Saturday, and no one expected this from Vanzer, not even himself. The apology was made in Charleroi’s dressing room that same evening and striker Osornouafor was heard in person. This was followed on Monday by a public apology on social media.
Those apologies were a nice gesture for the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, but they weren’t a mitigating circumstance. Based on the indicative schedule, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office requested a suspension of 8 days of matches, of which 2 with postponement.
The Disciplinary Committee emphasized the seriousness of the offense, but also agreed to the defense that Vanzer had a clean criminal record to date (he did not receive a direct red card) and made 5 effective and 3 conditional. Both the club and the attorney general can appeal the decision.
Today, the league director announced in a short message that he agreed with the sanction: “The club and players will always maintain values such as respect and fair play of the utmost importance, and therefore consider the action unacceptable. That is why we agree with the sanction pronounced.”
Vanzer, who has scored 13 goals and 10 assists this season, misses the duels against Jobin, Kortrijk, Ohl, Ostend and Standard. On Sunday, April 10 on his last regular day of play, he can feature again against Beerschot.
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