FilGoal | News | Prison sentence for a Serbian referee due to a suspicious penalty


The Anti-Corruption Department of the Supreme Court in Novi Sad, Serbia, sentenced Srdjan Obradovi to a football sentence of 15 months.

The Serbian news agency Tanjug reported that Obradovic received a prison sentence, in addition to a 10-year ban from football activities.

The penalty is based on his suspicious management of the match between Spartak Subotica and Radniki Nice in the Serbian Premier League in 2018, which ended in a 2-0 victory for the homeowners, scoring two penalties.

The second penalty kick sparked widespread controversy, as Obradovic considered an imaginary handball.

In his defense before the court, Obradovic stated that he witnessed the handball and that the assistant referee confirmed it to him.

The match was crucial in determining the identity of those qualified to European competitions.

Obradovi is expected to appeal his imprisonment decision to a higher court.


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