A referee is at it again. A Serbian referee Srbjan Obradovic has been handed a 15-month jail term together with a 10 years ban from footballing activities after what is referred to as a scandalous penalty.
Srdjan Obradovic is said to have pointed to the spot contentiously on two occasions, with both spot-kicks converted into a goal in Spartak Subotica’s 2-0 win against Radnicki Nis in the Serbian league back in 2018.
This decision became vital in the league’s play-off encounter which saw the winner take a key advantage in securing the Europa League qualification. His controversial decision saw Padkov who now plays for Red Star Belgrade dismissed when Radnicki Nis man was handed two yellow cards at an interval of two minutes while the scores were still level.
Padkov was in attendance during the Srdjan Obradovic trial where he was a key witness. The referee was found guilty with the reports also indicating that he saw a handball which was confirmed to him by his assistant but ignored to make a big call.
Obradovic has now been slapped with 15-month imprisonment, with three years ago event coming to haunt him. This punishment also comes with a ban from Serbian FA for a period of 10 years according to reports by the Serbian news agency Tanjug report.