Wexford will be without manager Davy Fitzgerald for the first two rounds of the Leinster Championship, after confirming they won’t appeal his 8-week ban.The Wexford board have, however, described the punishment as “harsh”, and that they could have seen it lessened on appeal.Wexford say the decision to accept the ban is done in the broader interests of hurling. Fitzgerald will miss the county’s Leinster quarter final against a round robin qualifier, and a potential semi final with Kilkenny.Meanwhile Tipperary manager Michael Ryan says Jason Forde did nothing to warrant a two-game suspension for his part in the incident.Forde clashed with Fitzgerald as the Wexford boss was leaving the field.The ban was proposed after video footage was reviewed, but the Tipperary county board have requested a date with the Central Hearings Committee on the issue.If the ban stands, Forde will miss his side’s championship opener against Cork next month and the resulting Munster semi-final or All-Ireland qualifier.
Former Bosnia international footballer Avdija Vrsajevic announced on social media on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.“I am currently in isolation as I have tested positive for COVID-19. Everything is under control, I’m feeling good, I haven’t had any serious symptoms and I hope to recover quickly,” said the defender, who plays for Turkish side Akhisarspor, Sportske.ba writes.“Dear media, friends, sympathizers… I want to write here the correct information with the aim of stopping misinformation about the current situation regarding Covid-19. The situation is such that I am currently in isolation, due to a positive test for Covid-19. Everything is under control, I feel good, without any more intense symptoms, and I hope for a quick recovery, so that I can be with my family and my team. I want to express my full support for my team, and to say that I am sorry that I am not with them, but I have no doubt that they will achieve the desired success through the upcoming matches,” Vrsajevic wrote.