Serbian volleyball player Sanja Djurdjevic is now facing disciplinary action for the slant-eye gesture she made during a professional match against Thailand.
The details: In an announcement on Tuesday, the Disciplinary Panel Sub-Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) said Djurdjevic violated the FIVB Disciplinary Regulations when she made the racist gesture on June 1.
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- The volleyball player is now suspended for two games. She will miss the June 8 and June 12 matches against Belgium and Canada, respectively.
- The Volleyball Federation of Serbia also received a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs ($22,300).
- This money will be donated to a cause “dedicated to tackling discriminatory behavior and/or to fund educational programs on cultural sensitivity for the global Volleyball Family.”
- According to the post, Djurdjevic “immediately apologized to the whole Thailand team” after the incident.
- Thai player Pleumjit Thinkaow, who was reportedly targeted with the gesture during the match, accepted Djurdjevic’s apology.
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