Hooligan handed 2-year suspended prison sentence

An FC Zurich supporter has been found guilty of throwing a flare at fans of rival team Grasshoppers last October in the Letzigrund stadium.

The incident happened on 2 October 2011, shortly before the end of the Zurich derby.

The incident happened on 2 October 2011, shortly before the end of the Zurich derby. Bild: Keystone

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The man was convicted of causing danger to life and attempted bodily harm. He was handed a 2-year suspended prison sentence. The Zurich district court also convicted the 24-year-old of multiple violations of the law on explosives, and non compliance with the ban on wearing a face covering.

The incident happened on 2 October 2011, shortly before the end of the Zurich derby. The defendant threw a flare that landed in the middle of the Grasshoppers supporters' sector. A fan was slightly injured on the shoulder. The temperature of these devices can reach 1,500 degrees. The match had to be stopped before time because of the ensuing fighting in the stands. In the mÍlÈe the defendant hit a Grasshoppers supporter on the head. Five fans were arrested, including the one who threw the flare. One was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Three other men were released. (jg/sda)

Erstellt: 18.05.2012, 18:09 Uhr

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