Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Serbian president faces fine for stadium champagne

Serbia's president Boris Tadic faces a fine for allegedly drinking champagne at a stadium with his sports minister and the head of the football federation.

The three are set to appear in court next month after charges were filed against all three officials when photos were published of them holding glasses filled with champagne following Serbia's 5-0 victory over Romania in a World Cup qualifier.

Drinking alcohol at and around sports venues is illegal and fines range from 100 euro to 1000 euro (£89-£890). Mr Tadic has said he only made a toast and did not drink from his glass.

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