08. 06. 2021

VNL W: FIVB suspends Serbia’s libero, punishes federation as well

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The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) made a verdict in the case against the Serbia Women’s National Team libero.


FIVB Disciplinary Committee has found that Serbia National Team libero Sanja Djurdjević violated the regulations of the world volleyball governing body following a gesture made during the 2021 Women’s Volleyball Nations League match between her team and Thailand on June 1. Recall that she put up a blatantly racist gesture called ’Slant Eye’ which is found offensive by Asian people.

Djurdjević has received a two-match suspension and will serve it during the VNL 2021 matches of Serbia on June 8 and June 12 (against Belgium and Canada respectively). Serbian Federation (OSSRB), who issued a statement after an unpleasant scene to explain the action of its player, was also punished as it received a fine of CHF 20,000 (a bit more than USD 22,000).



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3 Comments about "VNL W: FIVB suspends Serbia’s libero, punishes federation as well"

08.06.2021 | 21:25 |   Nick [unregistered]

FIVB wanting to make money out of this. Ridiculous

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10.06.2021 | 02:01 |   Anthony [unregistered]

Re: Be smart @Nick RACISM is not ridiculous especially when you're on the receiving end of it.

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08.06.2021 | 22:53 |   VNL 2021 [unregistered]

I would suspend her for the rest of the VNL series. If she violates it again, Serbia should kick her out of playing volleyball for the country.

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10.06.2021 | 04:14 |   Dan [unregistered]


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