UEFA have handed down one of their biggest suspensions in history for a failed drugs test to Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi…
Ademi has been given a 4-year ban from football after he failed a drugs tests following Dinamo Zagreb’s win over Arsenal in the Champions League in September.
The Macedonian international, who gave evidence at a hearing at Uefa’s headquarters in Switzerland, is distraught over the decision.
“I find it hard to even describe in words how I feel right now. I’m not guilty, I know I did not do any wrong, and I got such a drastic punishment. I feel terrible,” he told Dinamo Zagreb’s website, before adding.
“I would like to thank everyone who has called me in recent days and sent messages, but it’s really hard for me to talk about it, and I pray for understanding.”
The club, who have the right to appeal, say that are 100% behind him.
“As a club, we are shocked and extremely, unpleasantly surprised by such a turn of events, and we will do everything we can in these difficult times with Arijan.”