A referee has been handed a 15-month jail sentence and ten-year ban from soccer after awarding a scandalous penalty.
Srbjan Obradovic pointed to the spot contentiously on two events, with each spot kicks scored, in Spartak Subotica’s 2-Zero win towards Radnicki Nis within the Serbian league in 2018.
The selections got here in an important league’s play-off encounter, with the winner touchdown a key benefit in securing Europa League qualification.
Radnicki Nis additionally had a person dismissed – specifically Milan Padkov who now performs for Crimson Star Belgrade – whereas the scores had been nonetheless degree.
Pavkov was dealt his marching orders after being handed a second yellow card two minutes after his first.
The ahead attended the ref’s trial as a key witness and Obradovic has now been slapped with a 15-month jail-term three years on from the incident, Serbian information company Tanjug report.
The report added that Obradovic’s defence that he noticed a handball which was confirmed to him by his assistant.
The official has additionally been banned from any function with the Serbian FA for a decade.