TARCENTO. Expelled by the referee, he had lost his head in the locker room, taking it out on an opponent, attacked and forced to seek medical treatment. For that episode Fils Yangala Wembolowa, a 25-year-old Congolese at the time captain of the Clark Udine five-a-side football team, was sentenced to 7 months of imprisonment (suspended sentence) by the monochrome judge Daniele Faleschini Barnaba, who decided to overcome the request. six months’ sentence formulated at the time of discussion by the public prosecutor, represented in the courtroom by the honorary deputy prosecutor Marzia Gaspardis.
The facts date back to 1 February 2020, when the premises of Tarcento Futsal and Clark Udine, valid for the five-a-side football Serie C regional championship, faced each other at the Modus sports field. The game ends 11-6, but does not end at the final whistle: Wembolowa, after having scored twice, is sent off for a double yellow card by the referees Zorzin and Cicchetti. The yellow-green player does not digest the decision of the whistles and, from the stands where he is forced to attend the rest of the match, he takes it out on several occasions with the opponents. In particular, according to what emerged during the trial, he screams aloud epithets that are not strictly Oxfordian against Luca Daniele Chicco, among the best in the field in the ranks of the opposing team.
At the end of the match a riot breaks out in the locker room: Wembolowa, together with two other unidentified people, attacks Chicco: first he closes a door violently in his face, then slams his head against the wall and finally punches him in the face. The Tarcento player, medicated, reported an eye injury, judged to be curable in five days. The carabinieri had also arrived at the sports field to appease the spirits. Yesterday the sentence of conviction against the Congolese player, assisted ex officio by the lawyer Marzio Picot. On its facebook page, the Tarcentinian company had stigmatized the opponent’s behavior in the aftermath of the events, speaking of “a real ambush occurred to one of our players by an opposing player (the captain for another) and a member of the public who, at the final whistle, entered the tunnel leading to the changing rooms and physically attacked him with kicks and punches, sending him to hospital ».