Salzburg player Luka Sucic is said to have been attacked by Rapid fans after Salzburg’s Bundesliga victory in Vienna (1-0). The police and Red Bull Salzburg confirmed an incident to APA on Tuesday. First, the “Kronenzeitung” had reported a “beating attack”. A Rapid fan involved in the incident later confessed to a fan forum, spoke of “snubs” and denied fisticuffs. Rapid, however, condemned “any assault” in a statement.
had war happened? The Croatian national player Sucic (19) did not take the team bus on Sunday due to a doping control, but instead returned to Salzburg hours later with a club employee in a private car. During a stopover at the Steinhäusl service station, the only goal scorer of the game and his companion were then attacked – according to “Krone” also physically – so that the police had to intervene.
Rapid supporter Alex P. vehemently disagrees. A birthday-celebrating friend of the group of four ripped open the car door in which Sucic was sitting and poured beer in after mutual nagging. The Audi then drove away, said P.
The car was kicked and liquid was poured into the car, a police spokesman said. So nobody was injured. When the executive arrived, all opportunities would have already left the service area. An advertisement was recorded. As the vehicle owner, P. will have already received a visit from the police.
P. also explained to the APA that he and his three friends – who were also drunk except for the driver – had not even been aware of who it was until the media reports. “None of us would recognize him (Sucic) even today if we were shown a photo.” And: “The police were never on site, it all took exactly 20 seconds,” says P.
Rapid had already said the following in the statement: “Any attacks, especially on players, supervisors or officials, but of course also beyond that, are absolutely not to be tolerated and we condemn them in the strongest possible terms. We hope that both the player and the supervisor are doing well and we very much regret this incident.” Rapid said that they had only just heard about it and hoped “for a very quick clarification and also information from the authorities”.
It was only on May 8th after the Vienna derby between Austria and Rapid that riots broke out. According to the police, four people were injured.