Damages doubled for fan's attack
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- An appeals court has ordered a Danish fan to pay the country's soccer federation nearly $320,000 in damages for trying to attack the referee during a European Championship qualifier between Denmark and Sweden in 2007.
Ronni Noervig had appealed a lower court ruling imposing damages of $155,000, saying he couldn't afford to pay them. But instead of lowering the amount, the Eastern High Court more than doubled it after the Danish federation raised its claims.
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