Prison sentence for Belgian professional footballer after illegal Covid-19 party

Belgian professional football player Tuur Dierckx was sentenced to one month in prison and must also pay a fine of 800 euros after he hosted an illegal Covid-19 party in December. Four other professionals who had attended the party were fined between 400 and 600 euros.

In court, the players' lawyers had asked for leniency. Professional footballers are in a bubble with other players, coaches and staff, so that despite the pandemic, they no longer see a compelling need to restrict their contacts.

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