Attack on referee: 15 months imprisonment on probation for a footballer

It was a single slap in the face, set to a Yellow-Red card, the arbitration, the life of a twenty-two year old football judge has permanently changed. Shortly b

Attack on referee: 15 months imprisonment on probation for a footballer

It was a single slap in the face, set to a Yellow-Red card, the arbitration, the life of a twenty-two year old football judge has permanently changed. Shortly before the end of a County League game in the South of Münster (Darmstadt-Dieburg) had been stretched to the Impartial last October from a player in such a way that he had located several minutes unconscious on the lawn, and finally, with a rescue helicopter to Mainz was flown. The incident had nationwide causes a stir and a debate on violence against referees is triggered. A mobile phone recording of the attack circulated soon in various media.

Because of dangerous bodily injury, the 28-year-old attacker is exposed on Thursday by the local court in the South Dieburg to imprisonment for a term of one year and three months on probation, been sentenced. In addition, it must afford an Anti - aggression training and 200 hours of community service. As soon as the twenty-eight year old has a job, he should pay 2000 Euro to a non-profit referee organization, as well as his victims, 3500 euros for Pain and suffering. He hoped that this judgment have a General preventive effect, the presiding judge. "This is something we do not want to see."

The Prosecutor's office had demanded one and a half years in prison with probation, the defence, a conviction for simple, and not because of dangerous bodily injury. He now wishes to discuss with his client whether to appeal against the judgment is filed, the lawyer said after the hearing. "That was my last game," says the former Impartial as he stood in the witness-from the Day reported. Since he can no longer return to the square. The physical consequences, it seems, he has not handled, in the meantime, although, although they, too, were irrelevant: concussion, attacks of Vertigo, headache, and due to a jaw injury for several days, liquid diet. "I discovered my love for tomato soup," said the victim. A coroner, however, called the attack "a life-threatening treatment". Not only because of the twenty-two year old for several minutes was unconscious. He could have swallowed his tongue and choke on it. Also, the risk that the Taken hits to the head or is so overextended, that arteries tear was in such a shock.

attack had psychological consequences

The referee, in terms of happiness. Nevertheless, he had to remain four days in the hospital, until the end of November, he was unable to work. Mentally, he has to fight still. Before the attack he had started already on Friday for a Sunday game prepare. In the meantime, he'll remember that "incredibly nervous". The blow had hit him completely unprepared. "I never would have thought that me, a player is attacking." Besides, he felt bad because he had stopped as a referee. "This is actually the wrong Signal." But he could not continue. In spite of everything, he accepted an apology from the defendant.

This, in turn, had declared the start of the process, that he was ashamed of the shock. Presumably he later became clear, what were the consequences of his outburst. His former team is logged off since the incident from the game. Four players, the former coach in court, had not found new clubs, where they were allowed to play. For the defendant, the attack had consequences on the process. "I then, also because of the Videos," he said in the Morning. The state attorney sums up later, what is likely to make the twenty-eight years in the future, life is difficult: "It will always remind someone of it."

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 16:19

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