Hajduk Punished with 4 Games Without Fans, Costing Club Over 100K Euro

Daniela Rogulj

A hefty sentence for Hajduk after the ‘Eternal Derby’ against Dinamo last weekend. 

The Croatian First League Disciplinary Judge, Alan Klakočer, sentenced Hajduk to four Croatian league games, or three Croatian league games and one Cup game behind closed doors because of fan incidents against Dinamo on Saturday, reports Index.hr on October 4, 2018. 

“During the match, the use of large quantities of fireworks (45 flares, 9 smoke bombs, 5 strobes, 17 firecrackers) were used by home fans in the North section of the stadium. Because 13 flares were thrown onto the pitch while the game was in play from the 62nd to 68th minutes, the game was interrupted three times for a total duration of three minutes. A firefighter was severely injured from an explosion on the track behind the goal in the 63rd minute, and in the 89th minute, a stone was thrown from the East section which hit Hajduk player Adam Gyurcso, who was substituted off and sought medical aid,” reads the explanation of the penalty.

Hajduk assistant coach Mario Carević has also been banned from the bench for one month, after he was sent off in the 55th minute due to unsportsmanlike behavior to the linesman and then to the fourth official. Carević will also pay a HRK 5,000 fine. 

Poljud stadium will thus be closed until December, we are certain. 

The upcoming games Hajduk will play behind closed doors are as follows:

Hajduk – Rijeka, October 28

Hajduk – Inter, November 10

Hajduk – Slaven Belupo, November 24

Hajduk – Istria, December 8 or the Cup quarterfinal on December 5, providing Hajduk advances 

Hajduk will lose more than one million kuna from the stadium closure.


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