The penalty comes after "voluntary physical contact' with referee Nick Van den Broeck, Tuesday in the slot of the duel in Liège. The club now has 48 hours to appeal, but given the seriousness of the facts, it will appeal not suspending work. Also in anticipation of a possible appeal, the player will remain so, and anyway, suspended.Read also Oostende-player pounding the referee to the ground: up to three years suspension and a 10,000 euro fine?
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. the
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Lasisi was immediately excluded and will now have a firm suspension on top of it. That, however, it could still be heavier: 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.