Along with the suspension, the unbiased physique, which is chargeable for imposing disciplinary sanctions inside FIVB competitions, fined Serbia’s volleyball federation the equal of $22,000. Based on the panel, the FIVB will donate the cash to a trigger devoted to tackling discriminatory conduct and/or to fund instructional packages on cultural sensitivity.
Posting on her since deactivated account, Djurdjevic apologized for her actions. “I’m conscious of my mistake and I instantly after the match apologized to the entire Thailand staff.”
“I solely needed to deal with my teammates with the message: ‘Now, we’ll begin enjoying protection like them,’ I did not imply to disrespect anybody,” she added.
“She did not imply any disrespect. After all, it was unlucky. All of it ended up as a easy misunderstanding, in a pleasant ambiance between the gamers of the 2 groups,” continued the staff assertion.
“An apology is the naked minimal as a human being. However Djurdjevic and the Nationwide Volleyball Group signify their nation in an official sport with official FIVB guidelines and people guidelines have to be upheld to take care of credibility and set the usual for the world,” the petition mentioned.
A worldwide reckoning
The FIVB confirmed that Djurdjevic’s sanction is “ultimate,” including that they’re “dedicated to fostering understanding, solidarity and unity in opposition to all types of discriminatory conduct.”
“The FIVB will proceed to work tirelessly with all of its Nationwide Federations to make sure that these values are mirrored throughout the entire neighborhood,” they added.