Austrian Bundesliga is investigating allegations that league leaders LASK Linz breaking social distance rules during training sessions.
A video circulating on social media allegedly showed LASK in full contact training and came in second place FC Salzburg said they were “shocked and stunned.”
LASK lost 5-0 at home to Manchester United in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League before the corona pandemic stopped the sport.
The Bundesliga received several videos showing LASK in full team training on Thursday even though the team was only allowed to train in small groups until May 15.
“We are shocked and stunned by the LASK approach,” RB Salzburg executives Said Stephan Reiter.
“Because of this unlawful behavior, the Bundesliga’s great efforts to secure the health of all involved are reduced to absurdity.”
After the video appeared, 11 of Austria’s top clubs wrote statement to condemn LASK’s behavior and accuse them of “gross violations” of the regulations imposed by the Austrian government amid a coronavirus pandemic.
LASK released a statement and said two masked people entered their stadium and installed cameras. The club also added that due to strict rules and testing for the corona virus “there is no point our players or others are in danger.”
LASK said they would fully cooperate with the league but could face fines, point deductions or even relegation if found guilty.
Earlier this month, The league determines the date of return for the June 2 domestic campaign and the ending date for July 5.
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