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Monday 18 December 2017

Video: Prosecutors fine player €9,500 after career-threatening tackle is deemed assault

Wieser found guilty of negligence and assault
Wieser found guilty of negligence and assault

A footballer has been fined over €9,500 for a vicious tackle which threatens to end an opponents career.

Last November, Sandro Wieser of FC Aarau seriously injured Gilles Yapi-Yapo in a match in the Swiss Super League with a knee high tackle.

Yapi-Yapo suffered a torn anterior and interior cruciate ligaments, serious cartilage damage, a torn meniscus, a torn kneecap tendon and deep bruising to his thigh and has not been able to play since.

Legal action was taken against Wieser by FC Zurich and Swiss prosecutors found that the tackle amount to an assault and negligence.

Here is the tackle again:

Wieser, 22, has been fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,137) for the tackle although Lenzburg-Aarau prosecutors say Wieser can appeal the sentence.

The Liechtenstein international was suspended six games by the Swiss League.

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