Croatian club Hajduk fined after weekend hooligan incidents

In this photo taken March 11, 2017, a man holds a metal bar as he walks on the pitch during a national league soccer match in Split, Croatia. Croatian club Hajduk has been fined Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and ordered to play two games in an empty stadium after hooligan incidents last weekend, including a masked man chasing the referee with a metal bar. (AP Photo)

Croatian club Hajduk has been fined and ordered to play two games in an empty stadium after hooligan incidents last weekend, including a masked man chasing the referee with a metal bar

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian club Hajduk was fined Wednesday and ordered to play two games in an empty stadium after hooligan incidents last weekend, including a masked man chasing the referee with a metal bar.

The game between Hajduk and Rijeka on Saturday was interrupted twice over racist chants, flares and the intruder.

A man in a black track suit and wearing a balaclava jumped onto the field in Split and went after the referee. Police eventually caught him.

Disciplinary judge Sasa Pavlicic Bekic fined Hajduk about 11,000 euros ($11,700). Rijeka was also filed 2,000 euros ($2,100) over flares and "inappropriate" chants by its fans.

The state-run Hina news agency reported that the police in the coastal town of Split detained four fans for "inciting violence and hatred."

The report said that the fans — between the ages of 24 and 30 — used loudspeakers to encourage other fans to chant insults against minorities in Croatia.

The Croatian soccer association has condemned the incidents, urging "clear and unconditional" distancing from the hooligans. Government officials have announced plans for tougher measures to curb hooligan violence.

Related News

Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA No. 5

Jul 17, 2017

Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No. 3 in the rankings

Angry fans force Mounier out of Saint-Etienne after 4 days

Jan 31, 2017

Anthony Mounier's playing stint at Saint-Etienne lasted four days

Group leaders Canada and Russia win 5-0 at ice hockey worlds

May 15, 2017

Defenseman Colton Parayko scored twice and center Nate Mackinnon moved atop the tournament scoring leaders with three assists as defending champion Canada beat Norway 5-0 at the ice hockey world championship on Monday

You may also like these

Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA No. 5

Jul 17, 2017

Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No. 3 in the rankings

Angry fans force Mounier out of Saint-Etienne after 4 days

Jan 31, 2017

Anthony Mounier's playing stint at Saint-Etienne lasted four days

Group leaders Canada and Russia win 5-0 at ice hockey worlds

May 15, 2017

Defenseman Colton Parayko scored twice and center Nate Mackinnon moved atop the tournament scoring leaders with three assists as defending champion Canada beat Norway 5-0 at the ice hockey world championship on Monday

We’re all about evolving the love of sports. With The Sport Ship, you can up your game and receive all the latest news about the sports world before anyone else.

Contact us: sales@thesportship.com

Automobile RacingBaseballBaseballBasketballBullfightingEquestrianFootballHockeyHorse RacingMartial ArtsMotorboat RacingWrestlingMen's SportsWomen's Sports Press