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Swiss state fines Sandro Wieser 10,000 francs for horror tackle

Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered his injuries in a challenge by his former teammate.

LENZBURG, Switzerland -- State prosecutors have fined football player Sandro Wieser 10,000 Swiss francs (€9,630) for injuring an opponent in a Super League match.

The public prosecution office in Lenzburg-Aarau canton ruled Wieser's tackle on Ivory Coast international Gilles Yapi-Yapo was negligent and an assault.

Yapi and his club Zurich filed a criminal complaint after the potentially career-ending incident in a match at Aarau last November.

Yapi, now 33, suffered extensive damage to...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Zurich want assault case against Wieser for horror tackle on Yapi-Yapo

Yapi-Yapo suffered his injuries in a challenge by his former teammate.

Swiss club FC Zurich have filed a criminal complaint against Aarau midfielder Sandro Wieser for a tackle in a match last month which saw him sent off and left Gilles Yapi-Yapo with a career-threatening knee injury.

Zurich said in a statement they asked the public prosecutor of Lenzburg-Aarau canton (state) to consider bringing charges of assault, having begun legal proceedings last month. The club say they have acted to help protect the health of professional players.

The challenge, which happened...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Zurich to take legal action after horror tackle on Gilles Yapi-Yapo

Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered his injuries in a challenge by a former teammate.

FC Zurich are taking legal action after midfielder Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered serious injuries in a challenge by Aarau player Sandro Wieser last weekend, The Guardian has reported.

The challenge, which happened during a Swiss Super League game, saw Wieser appear to stamp down on Yapi-Yapo's right knee.

Former Ivory Coast international Yapi-Yapo, 32, was carried off on a stretcher, and Zurich...