London, Sep 26: Croatian soccer club Dinamo Zagreb has said that they have fined defender Domagoj Vida for 100, 000 euros for having a beer in the team bus on his way to a match.
“Domagoj Vida was punished over his unsportsmanlike behaviour,” Sport24 quoted the club, as saying in a statement on its internet site.
Dinamo gave no details on the incident, but local media reported that the defender could not resist opening a can of beer on the team bus en route to the western town of Vrsar for a national cup match.
According to the report, the amount represents a quarter of the 23-year old’s annual salary and could have bought him 50, 000 bottles of local beer in any Zagreb bar.
The fine illustrates Dinamo Zagreb’s determination not to tolerate any more excessive behaviour from its players. Apparently Vida was ordered off the bus by coach Ante Cacic immediately after opening the can, the report said.
In early August Jorge Sammir Campos was fined twice with a total amount of 270, 000 euros, while Nikola Pokrivac had to pay 20, 000 euros for having boozy nights out days before an important Champions League qualifier against Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol, ti added. (ANI)