Match of the 5th round of the expansion of the first football league, title group: Sparta Prague – Viktoria Plzeň, May 27, 2023, Prague. Sparta fans rejoice at winning the title.
Prague – The Disciplinary Commission of the League Football Association (LFA) fined Sparta 200,000 crowns for the intrusion of spectators onto the field after the final 5th round of the extension group for the title with Pilsen, during which several people were also injured due to pyrotechnics. The Disciplinary Commission informed about this in a communique.
The match between Sparta and Pilsen, in which the home team was already certain of their first title after nine years, had to be interrupted by referee Stanislav Volek in the 84th minute, as dozens of supporters climbed behind one of the goals where the “boiler” is located from the stands to the sideline. The referee then preferred to end the match immediately after the 90th minute, and several thousand fans ran onto the pitch in euphoria.
“During the celebrations after the final whistle, when thousands of fans entered the playing field, several people were injured. The intervention of the emergency services was necessary, which also had to treat injuries caused by pyrotechnics, and in several cases people had to be transported to the hospital,” said Richard Baček, chairman of the disciplinary commission.