PPD Zagreb captain Zlatko Horvat won’t be able to help his team-mates in “Balkan Clasico” on Saturday in Celje, where Slovenian and Croatian champions will meet at the VELUX EHF Champions League match – Round 2.
The player was directly disqualified at the 57”46 minute of the VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase 2015/16 game: HC Prvo Plinarsko Drustvo Zagreb (CRO) vs THW Kiel (GER that took place on 17 September 2015 after clinch with Kiel’s line-player TofTT.
The EHF Court of Handball finds in substance that the behaviour deserves further sanction since the behaviour of the player constitutes an act of revenge, i.e. push with both arms, intentionally committed against an opponent and directed at the body of the latter. In addition, the gesture was not related to the normal course of the match.
Horvat is suspended for the next match.