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Rapid Vienna sentenced to record fine

Rapid Wien zu Rekordstrafe verurteiltRecord fine for rapid Vienna © SID-IMAGES/Pixathlon /.

The riots at the recent Vienna Derby is the Austrian Champions rapid costly to Vienna. The Club was sentenced to a record fine.

Vienna (SID) - the riots at the recent Vienna Derby comes rapid Vienna expensive to stand the Austrian first division. Of the Strafsenat of the League, the Club was sentenced to a record fine of two games, to the exclusion of the public, as well as a fine of 50,000 euros. By the missing entrance fees escape the Association claims also per game between 100,000 and 150,000 euros.

"Because there has been massive riots, had to be enforced here hard", said Manfred Luczensky, the Chairman of Strafsenats. The scandal game between rapid and their local rivals Austria on 22 may in the Hanappi stadium had rapid fans in the 26th minute with the score at 2-0 for the Austria stormed the place and thus provoked a crash of the game.

Rapid, has already announced to appeal against the judgment and the penalty is called "unique". "We have to look very closely the judgment." "Because we have fulfilled all security measures, some even exceeded", said Manager Werner Kuhn. Against the rioters, the Club will respond with numerous Stadium bans and a comprehensive catalogue of measures, should be presented in the next ten days.