Swiss state fines Sandro Wieser 10,000 francs for horror tackle
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 his right knee inflicted by Wieser's studs-up challenge.
Wieser, a 22-year-old Liechtenstein international, later apologised and was suspended for six matches by the Swiss league.
Lenzburg-Aarau prosecutors say Wieser can appeal the sentence.