Austrian Bundesliga leaders LASK have been docked 12 points, for breaking the coronavirus-related safety rules in practice sessions.
However, LASK was eventually unable to prevent a serious reprimand, offered a formal apology for breaking rules of social isolation.
Stating their intention to appeal the decision the team released an official announcement, 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.”
“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.”
“We then exercised our right, and opposed the unreasonable decision instantly.”
LASK dropped to second in the Bundesliga rankings, because of the decision, three points behind the defending champions, and Red Bull Salzburg.