Footage from the cameras that captured the incident at the Slavist stadium was published by the police a month ago, and at the same time they announced a search for the man suspected of throwing the cannonballs.
Using information from the public, she subsequently found and interviewed him. According to earlier information from police spokeswoman Eva Kropáčová, the 25-year-old man refused to testify, so the police asked fans and victims for further testimony. “At the beginning of this week, detectives charged the man,” the spokeswoman added to the case.
During the derby, according to the police, a man deliberately threw two cannonballs through the protective net from the Spartans’ boiler into the auditorium directly between Slavist fans, which exploded after impact, and smoke began to spread among the spectators.
“There was immediate panic in the audience and several dozen fans started running from the stands. After throwing a cannonball, a 40-year-old man suffered a burn on his hand and his son suffered a laceration on his face,” said Kropáčová about a month ago.
The September derby ended 1:1 and had a stormy course on the pitch and in the audience. In addition to throwing pyrotechnics among the seated fans, Spartan fans also started a fire in the toilets. Slavist spectators developed a choreo across the entire stadium with a vulgar inscription addressing the opponent and threw objects onto the lawn.
Sparta received a record fine of 600,000 crowns for fan riots. Slavia was ordered by the disciplinary commission to pay 400,000 crowns for inappropriate behavior of supporters and failure to fulfill the duties of the organizing service.