Football: Swedish fan banned for threatening to murder own club's player
STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) - A IK Brage supporter who threatened to murder one of his own team's players during a game has been banned from attending home matches for 2-1/2 years, the Swedish club said in a statement.
Brage are rooted to the bottom of Sweden's second tier with one win and two draws all season and emotions that have been running high among fans boiled over during a recent match.
"One of these so-called fans expressed a direct murder threat during the away game at Degerfors to a Brage player, something which in recent days has been confirmed by several independent sources," the club said on its website (www.ikbrage.se).
Club chairman Per Armund Ruth said: "We obviously cannot accept our players being threatened.