In Geneva, the attackers of a football referee are condemned

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The denials of the three Sunday footballers, accused of having beaten a referee who had the misfortune to get his red card, did not convince the Police Court. All were found guilty of assault for hitting and chasing their victim, while others tried unsuccessfully to intervene. “Sports fields are not and must not become lawless areas”, underlines the judgment. Besim, who also threatened and cursed the complainant, is given a 15-month suspended sentence. Her brother and a friend get a 12-month suspended sentence. For these thirty-year-olds, the verdict is above all synonymous with deportation to Kosovo. An appeal has already been announced by the defense.

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