The verdict is in.
Provence Rugby player Ludovic Radosavljevic, author of racist remarks against an opponent, has been suspended for 26 weeks from all official competitions.
The Disciplinary Commission of the League had been seized following the racist remarks made Friday, September 3, by the scrum-half of Provence Rugby against the winger of Nevers, Chris Ambadiang.
The 32-year-old athlete risked between 6 and 52 weeks of suspensions depending on the degree of the gravity scale selected.
Nevers traveled to the Maurice David Stadium as part of the second day of PRO D2 against Provence Rugby.
A meeting which saw the Provençaux win with a score of 26-23.
Unfortunately this is absolutely not what we learned from this meeting since shortly after the Cameroonian Chris Ambadiang spoke on Instagram.
"I'm going to burn you dirty banana eater."
"These are the comments revealed to have been the victim of the young 21-year-old athlete.
He specifies that the Provence Rugby player in question would have come to the locker room at the end of the match to apologize, explaining that his words had exceeded his thought and that they were intervening in the heat of the action.
Comment that the number 11 of Nevers described as unjustifiable in the face of the seriousness of the insult.
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"Today I would like to publicly and officially apologize"
The club of the author of the comments had already apologized before the identity of the player was known.
“Provence Rugby learned yesterday that Christian Ambadiang, player from Nevers, was the victim of racist insults by one of our players.
Despite the latter's apologies, and his irreproachable behavior since his arrival at the club, this is unacceptable ... "
Ludovic Radosavljevic later publicly admitted the facts and posted his apologies on Instagram on Monday, September 6.
“Today I would like to publicly and officially apologize to Christian Ambadiang, for my remarks which are unacceptable.
"The 32-year-old scrum half takes full responsibility and continues" It is not part of my values or those that I pass on to my children, I remain a human who makes mistakes and learns from them.
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Wednesday noon, he defended himself for two long hours before the disciplinary commission of the NRL.
He made no comment at the end of the hearing.
He was notably accompanied by his manager Mauricio Reggiardo.
Thursday at the end of the morning, the commission delivered its verdict.
If it recognizes Ludovic Radosavljevic responsible for "Verbal offenses and provocations" and more particularly "Verbal aggression (including, any aggression based on religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation)".
Given the seriousness of the facts, it determined the entry point for the offense at 52 weeks, ie the maximum penalty incurred.
However "the spontaneous recognition by the player of the facts with which he is accused once the meeting is over, on social networks and at the audience ..." has been taken into account.
And the sanction requested was reduced by the Disciplinary Commission from 26 weeks of official competition matches.
He will be able to officially resume competition on April 25, 2022, in 7 months.