Hans Vanaken got red against Eupen after an error on Andreas Beck. For that violation, the National Public Prosecutor’s Office asked for a suspension of two match days, for his “misplaced statements” to the competition management after the red card also two.
Club decided not to accept this amicable settlement and appealed. Hans Vanaken got a chance to defend himself yesterday, but the Disciplinary Committee did not take away the punishment today.
“Such insults cannot be tolerated, even if they are the result of frustration, anger or some other emotion,” he said.
“Club Brugge takes note of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association to maintain the penalty for Hans Vanaken and has decided to appeal,” said spokesman Kirsten Willem.
“We do not approve of the statements of Hans Vanaken and can understand a sanction. Hans apologized for this earlier. We assume that if a sanction is pronounced for this – regardless of its conditional or effective character – this will be the standard. to become.”
“Regarding the violation – the trigger for the red card – we are fully convinced that the exclusion is sufficient. The Disciplinary Committee believes that the violation is of an” unavoidable nature “as a result of the game phase.”
“Moreover, there is no intention to affect the physical integrity of the opponent, which was confirmed by both the player Andreas Beck and the National Prosecutor’s Office.”
“After all, Hans has been an example of fair play for years, as this is his first red card in Bruges’ salaried employment in 4.5 seasons and more than 160 league games.”