Austrian Bundesliga leaders LASK have been docked 12 points for breaking the coronavirus-related safety rules in practice sessions.
The team released an official announcement stating their intention to appeal the decision, which reads: “This afternoon we got the Senate 1 judgment verbally.”
They decided to appoint the Bundesliga complaint committee as a second-instance panel after reviewing the present ruling. “We then exercised our right, and opposed the unreasonable decision instantly.”
The statement said: “In fact, we find the fines outlined in the judgment to be a 12-point reduction until points are split, and the fine amount of €75,000 is excessive.”
Because of the decision, LASK dropped to second in the Bundesliga rankings, three points behind the defending champions and Red Bull Salzburg.
LASK offered a formal apology for breaking rules of social isolation, however was clearly eventually unable to prevent a serious reprimand.