Illustration photo – Slovácko football coach Martin Svědík.
Prague – Slovácko football coach Martin Svědík was suspended for three competitive matches and fined 40,000 crowns for expulsion and inappropriate behavior in Saturday's match of the 19th round of the first league in Liberec. The Disciplinary Committee of the League Football Association (LFA) informed about this in a communiqué.
The witness received a red card in the 87th minute for protesting. According to the official record of the match, he said to the referee: “Fuck you, it's the other way around, you shit.” And after the expulsion, he continued: “Go to the p..i, you curly-haired buzzard.” The disciplinarian described his behavior towards delegated persons as offensive, insulting or humiliating.
Slovácko won 1:0 in Liberec with a goal by substitute Ondřej Mihálik in the second minute of setup. The witness partially apologized for his behavior. “I'm sorry for what happened. On the one hand, the suspension is my fault, but if this was the case every time, five coaches would be suspended every round. My emotions belong to me, I think it was very strict,” said the coach on post-match press conference.
Forty-eight-year-old Svědík will be absent on the bench of the team from Uherské Hradiště in the following duels of the top league against champions Pilsen and Slavia, as well as in the quarter-finals of the domestic cup with Bohemians 1905.
Pardubice were fined 40,000 crowns for breaching the duties of the organizer in the match of the 18th league round with Slavia (0:2). During the opening of the reconstructed Arnošta Košťála Stadium, fans used pyrotechnics, shouted inappropriately and committed riots. The people of Prague will pay 20,000 crowns for pyrotechnics for visiting fans.
Sporting director and vice-chairman of the board of the Pardubice club Vít Zavřel was fined 10,000 crowns for offensive, insulting or humiliating behavior towards the referees during the match with Slavia.
After the fourth yellow card of the season, Teplice's Matěj Hybš and Tomáš Kučera, Spartan Tomáš Čvančara, Nemanja Kuzmanovič from Ostrava and Matěj Ryneš from Hradec Králové will automatically miss one match.