Updated 16:50, 9/11/2023
9/11/2023, 4:40 p.m
A Sparta supporter who threw a cannon ball into the Slavia fan section in the Prague derby was charged with the crime of disorderly conduct and public endangerment. If found guilty, the man faces up to eight years in prison. The accused injured the father and son.
During the Prague derby in September, passions flared on the field and in the audience. The biggest uproar was caused by a Sparta fan who threw a cannonball into the fans from the away supporters’ section and injured a father and son. The search was eventually successful and the police charged the man.
“A 25-year-old man who threw a cannonball into the secondary sector and hit a father and his son in the process was charged earlier this week not only with the crime of disorderly conduct, but also with the crime of public endangerment. If proven guilty, the man from Hodonínsk faces a prison sentence of up to eight years,” reads the PČR statement.
The suspect previously refused to testify, but after a series of testimonies, he was charged earlier in the week. After the cannonball was thrown, a 40-year-old man suffered a burn on his hand and his son suffered a facial laceration. A man from Hodonínsk faces a prison sentence of up to eight years.
The brawl was seen after the suspended match between Ajax and Feyenoord: