Baller sentenced to 3 months at home for flouting curfew

April 06, 2020
On this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, PAOK’s Aleksandar Prijovic gestures during a Group L Europa League soccer match between Bate and PAOK at the Borisov-Arena stadium in Borisov, Belarus.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP):

Serbian football player Aleksandar Prijovic has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The 29-year-old striker, who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad, pleaded guilty at a video link trial in Belgrade on Saturday.

Police had arrested Prijovic and 19 others for gathering at a hotel lobby bar in Belgrade last Friday and violating the country’s 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown orders.

He is the second Serbian player to be caught violating the stay-at-home orders after Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic flouted the state of emergency decree when he attended his girlfriend’s birthday party at a Belgrade cafe last month.

Those who violate the restrictive measures could face up to three years in jail.

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