The SC Magdeburg can use Janus Smarason again. Andreas Thiel, legal counsel of the Handball Bundesliga, confirmed the SCM's "immediate and unrestricted eligibility to play regardless of the appeal process," the club announced Tuesday. Smarason had not been used on Sunday in the victory against Hamburg as a precaution. Although the Icelander had been acquitted by the sports court after a blue card, a possible revision of the league, however, provided ambiguity.
"The last few days were hectic and the course for us certainly unpleasant. What is important for us now is that Janus is eligible to play again as of now and that regardless of the further course of proceedings. In addition I perceive that league and federation recognized the action necessity to close at least for the federal leagues now as soon as possible regulation gaps with objection and revision procedures, so that all involved ones get more legal security in such a procedure process, straight with our closely timed play plan," said manager Marc-Henrik Schmedt.
Smarason had received the map after a blow against Mathias Gidsel with the defeat with the foxes Berlin on past Wednesday. The sports court acquitted the 28-year-old. However, it was unclear what would happen in case of a successful appeal. Therefore, the SCM decided to let Smarson serve the suspension against Hamburg as a precaution.
"In addition, we consider the automatism of a triggered rule suspension, resulting from a factual decision "blue card" of the referees for reconsideration. Here it would make more sense in our opinion that the penalty in the Bundesligen is fully determined by a disciplinary commission in the follow-up. Here, if necessary, misjudgments could also be revised without questioning the factual decision of the referees on the match day," Schmedt said.
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