Hibernians file protest following defeat to Hamrun Spartans

Hibernians filed a protest against the result of the BOV Premier League match against Hamrun Spartans which was played on Saturday. The Spartans won the game 2-1.

The Paolites argue that Christian Rutjens who was included as a substitute on the 78th minute, replacing Luke Montebello, was ineligible to play for the Spartans as he was due to serve a suspension.

Rutjens was sent off while playing for Floriana in a match against Hibernians on December 12, 2022. He missed the following game against Pieta’ Hotspurs and in January 2023, he moved to Italy to join Foggia.