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Harshest punishment ever for basketball in our country: Belgian international Elias Lasisi suspended until december 31, after push on ref

The disciplinary department of the Pro Basketball League has a heavy-duty suspension imposed on Elias Lasisi of Ostend. After a push in the back of referee Nick Van den Broeck is he suspended until 31 december. For the period of 10 september to the end of december 2019, the suspension conditionally for a period of 24 months.

Wedstrijdbeelden laid the heavy violation of Lasisi Tuesday night. The Belgian Lion was in the beginning of the fourth quarter an error against the whistle in the Liege Country Hall and immediately caught white-hot anger to the referee, who, at that moment, with his back to him turned stood. With a well-aimed schouderduw he explained to the referee against the plain and remained there for a few seconds. Lasisi was immediately excluded and will now have a firm suspension on top of it.

The Belgian Lion was by the disciplinary department of the Pro Basketball League suspended with immediate effect until 31 december 2019. For the period of 10 september to the end of december 2019, for a suspension or conditional, for a period of 24 months. Lasisi also received a fine of 2,500 euros, with a delay of 1,500 euro for a period of 24 months. The punishment comes after the exclusion of Lasisi during the match against Liege on Tuesday, april 9, after voluntary physical contact with referee Nick Van den Broeck.

The player/club has 48 hours to appeal against the decision. Having regard to the serious offences are involved compared to a referee works the profession, however, not suspending for the suspension. Undoubtedly the toughest sentence ever for a player in the Belgian professional first class. The Pro League wants this, and rightly so, a clear signal that physical contact towards a referee is out of the question. The suspension, however, could more have been: on the voluntary infliction of blows or voluntary physical contact against officials, referees and non-officials are suspensions of four days to three years and a fine of 1,000 to 10,000 euros, according to article 56 of the rules of the Pro Basketball League.

Oostende won the inhaalwedstrijd eventually smooth with 67-91 and is in the position therefore again only the leader. It has one point at Antwerp, but that also has a inhaalmatch against Liege.

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