Appeals panel agrees to ALBA sanction reduction

May 05, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Appeals panel agrees to ALBA sanction reduction

The Euroleague Basketball Independent Appeals Panel on Tuesday partially upheld a petition from ALBA Berlin to mitigate sanctions by the Independent Disciplinary Judge concerning incidents surrounding the club's home game with Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul on March 19 during Round 11 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16.

The independent disciplinary judge had sanctioned ALBA Berlin with a fine of €40,000 for a failure to adopt all necessary preventative measures to avoid disturbances.

On Tuesday, the independent appeals panel agreed to reduce the sanction to €20,000. The panel highlighted in its decision that the disciplinary record of ALBA Berlin had previously been exemplary.