Dane to pay for interrupting Euro 2008 qualifier
A court has ordered a Danish man to pay 900,000 kroner ($180,100) in compensation for interrupting a European Championship qualifier between Denmark and Sweden. The Copenhagen City Court says Ronni Noervig was responsible for the financial loss the Danish football federation sustained after he stormed the pitch in an attempt to attack German referee Herbert Fandel on June 2, 2007. The match was abandoned, and Sweden was awarded a 3-0 win. The federation had sued Noervig for 1.6 million kroner ($320,180) in decreased ticket sales and extra expenses after Denmark was banned from playing its next two qualifiers in Copenhagen. In its Wednesday ruling, the court said Noervig should pay less because of "insufficient security" at the stadium.