Talk about overreacting.
As I have stated many times, I have lived in Europe (and even visited Zagreb on a contract) and if there is ever a culture for having a beer during the day….it is there.
I really do not get the big deal for popping one open – to me it doesn't warrant kicking the guy of the bus, and definitely not such a crazy fine.
In 2011- there wasn't an NFL fine that came even close to this (if you exclude the BountyGate).
I guess it just goes to show that Management and League officials in Soccer are just as melodramatic and overreacting as their players.
Croatia champions Dinamo Zagreb have ordered defender Domagoj Vida to pay a 100,000 euro (£79,717) fine for opening a can of beer on the club's bus en route to a game.
"It was the most expensive beer Vida has ever had," the Jutarnji List newspaper joked.
Coach Ante Cacic immediately ordered Vida, 23, to leave the bus, which left on Monday for a cup game against lower flight side NK Vrsar later on Tuesday.
"The Dinamo management has decided to punish Vida, a Croatia international with 14 caps, with a financial penalty of 100,000 euros for his behaviour," the club, which have won the last seven Croatian championships, said on their website.
In August, Brazilian-born Dinamo midfielder Sammir was fined 270,000 euros for partying in a Zagreb night club on the eve of a Champions League qualifying match against Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol.
The average monthly salary in Croatia is around 750 euros.