The board of the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) Tuesday, one week suspension with delay and an effective fine of € 200 imposed on Marc Brys, the coach of Beerschot Wilrijk.
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That punishment Brys because he during a suspension still communicated with his technical staff and players. During the play-offwedstrijd on the field of Eupen (2-2) was the coach while in the stands, but during the warming-up he had on the field. Also for and during the rest ran Brys around in the neutral zone and the tunnel, as observed match delegate Christophe Virant and was confirmed by referee Nathan Verboomen. Brys also wore an earpiece, just like coach Bram Verbist, and would communicate with his technical staff. Virant let still know that he is club and trainer on several occasions to the rules had remembered.
Brys itself claimed that the ears were used to communicate with the video analyst. The coach claimed to not be fully aware of what he is and is not allowed. “There is a misunderstanding. All the acts of my client were clearly visible. That indicates that he has not acted in bad faith”, spoke master Walter Damen. Brys added that he a lesson for the future now has learned.
The Dispute highlights Brys insisted that he is the rules need to know. The presence on the field and in the neutral zone and the dressing rooms, but also the contact with a video analyst, are an infringement, the commission found. The Bondsparket progressed one week effective suspension, one week with procrastination and a 100 euro fine, but Brys was there, ultimately, a lighter punishment. “The commission can understand that the actions of Brys not in bad faith happened, as the rules have just been introduced. Moreover, they are not applicable in the amateur, where Brys until last season was still active,” said the complaints board.