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Bundesliga focuses on perpetrator research

26.10.2018 | 06:20

The main basis of the new sanctions concept is still fines, and points deductions are also possible. The stadium atmosphere is to be protected in conjunction with consistent research into the perpetrators.

Vienna – On Tuesday, the Bundesliga Club Conference took a first step towards a sanctions concept following security incidents. The principles of this approach are the protection of the stadium atmosphere typical of football, the investigation of the individual perpetrators and, as a final consequence, a deduction of points. The Bundesliga and clubs have been discussing this for months.

For the 2019/20 season, a catalogue of measures is to be submitted to Senate 1 of the Bundesliga for cases of spectator misconduct, on the basis of which the sanctions to be imposed can be determined in a transparent and comprehensible manner. According to a Bundesliga broadcast, the main basis of the new sanctions concept continues to be fines, which, in conjunction with consistent research into the perpetrators, should become more relevant.

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Increasing the probation period

The primary objective is to identify the responsible perpetrators through the club, to impose stadium bans and, if necessary, to seek recourse against the perpetrators. The reasons for mitigating the penalty at a rate of 25 per cent are thus given if a perpetrator has been successfully identified with appropriate measures, 50 per cent if more than one perpetrator or up to 50 per cent of the perpetrators have been identified and 75 per cent if more than 50 per cent of the perpetrators have been identified. SportingBet Casino also holds a great advantage as this is an all-in-one online gaming platform for everything from casino to sports and poker.

In addition to the fines, a system is to be worked out in the coming months which will additionally enable the criminal senate to discuss concrete safety-related or violence-preventive measures and thus offer the best possible prevention of incidents.

In the event of serious incidents, the room for manoeuvre should be extended, as decided by the club conference of the highest division. The Bundesliga would therefore submit a motion to the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) to include the deduction of points for the following season in the penalty catalogue and at the same time increase the probation period to 24 instead of the previous twelve months.

In addition, the majority opinion was reached that in the case of repeated serious cases in the sense of escalation stages, the body with jurisdiction should be able to impose a deduction of points within a period of 24 months.

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