In addition to the suspension, the unbiased physique, which is answerable for imposing disciplinary sanctions inside FIVB competitions, fined Serbia’s volleyball federation the equal of $22,000. According to the panel, the FIVB will donate the cash to a trigger devoted to tackling discriminatory conduct and/or to fund academic 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 group.”
“I solely needed to deal with my teammates with the message: ‘Now, we are going to begin enjoying protection like them,’ I did not imply to disrespect anybody,” she added.
“She did not imply any disrespect. Of course, it was unlucky. It all ended up as a easy misunderstanding, in a pleasant ambiance between the gamers of the 2 groups,” continued the group assertion.
“An apology is the naked minimal as a human being. But Djurdjevic and the National Volleyball Team characterize their nation in an official sport with official FIVB guidelines and people guidelines have to be upheld to keep up credibility and set the usual for the world,” the petition mentioned.
A worldwide reckoning
The FIVB confirmed that Djurdjevic’s sanction is “last,” including that they’re “dedicated to fostering understanding, solidarity and unity against all types of discriminatory conduct.”
“The FIVB will proceed to work tirelessly with all of its National Federations to make sure that these values are mirrored throughout the entire group,” they added.