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Player Sends Fan to Hospital After Violent Stick Hit

Published October 26, 2023 at 10:11
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Player Assaults Fan With Stick Leading to Hospitalization

During a match in the Belgian Division 2 League between Olympia Heist and HYC, tensions reached a climax when an HYC player reacted violently to a fan's remarks.

Just as the referee was addressing penalties for both teams, the HYC player, seemingly agitated by something a fan said, retaliated using his hockey stick.

Second tier league in Belgium. Player admits the guy said something to him and he lost his cool. Other teams are now refusing to play this one (HYC) because the team has a Rep for doing stupid things




Due to the severity of the assault, the fan sustained significant injuries that required immediate hospitalization.

HYC's Controversial Reputation



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The incident has only amplified concerns about HYC's reputation, with other league teams reconsidering to play against them. HYC's leadership has since condemned the player's actions and released an official statement:

"This is absolutely not acceptable, we cannot condone this in any way," said HYC Chair Frank Van Reeth. "We as a club therefore want to offer our sincere apologies to the supporter involved."

"The player who dealt the blow will soon be called to the carpet. Meanwhile, he himself has already sent a letter of apology to the federation to express his regret. He allegedly succumbed to the tirade of insults from some supporters and is now incredibly sorry for it. The fact remains, of course, that this should never have happened."

The league and the team are expected to decide on the player's penalties and the potential internal actions HYC might take in response to the incident.

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