Anti-violence requests the temporary closure for a month of Benito Villamarín due to “the very serious incidents” of the derby

MADRID, Jan. 21 (.) –

The Permanent Commission of the State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport has agreed to propose a strong sanction to Real Betis for what happened last Saturday during the Copa del Rey derby with Sevilla, and requests , after what also happened in San Sebastián last Wednesday, that the clubs lower “the tone and the climate of tension”.

According to what Antiviolence reported this Friday, it requests “a very serious sanction” for the Verdiblanco team of 150,000 euros and “the temporary closure to the public” of its stadium “for a period of one month after the very serious incidents” that occurred during the match, with the launch from the entertainment stands “of a hollow PVC bar 76 cm long and about 18 mm in diameter”, which hit the head of Sevilla player Joan Jordán, “who had to be taken to a medical center with a head injury “.

“Antiviolence has agreed to this proposal for a very serious sanction because Real Betis has been proposed in recent years for sanction for acts contrary to Law 19/2007 on 10 other previous occasions due to deficiencies in the measures to control access and permanence of spectators. in the sports venue, the last one, in the 2019-2020 season, for serious misconduct, with a proposed sanction of
30,000 euros, for breach of security measures, management
deficient record book of followers and support of activities or supporters clubs contrary to what is stipulated in the current sports law,” he stressed.

The State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport stressed that Betis “did not prevent or put the necessary means” that “any kind of object that could produce the same effects as a weapon was not introduced or incur in violent conduct” or “violent acts” occur.

“The throwing of this type of object poses a real and serious risk both for the players and for the rest of the people who are inside the stadium and, therefore, the club leaders are urged to control the access and permanence in their sports venues to avoid situations such as those that occurred last Saturday in Seville,” he added.

On the other hand, it will also propose another serious penalty of 60,001 euros and a ban on access to sports venues for a period of five years to the identified fan of the local team, “member of a radical and violent group”, who launched the bar.

Similarly, the commission condemned “the serious incidents that occurred” last Wednesday in San Sebastian when Real Sociedad fans stoned the bus that was taking Atlético de Madrid to the Reale Arena for the Copa del Rey round of 16 dispute. , “at great risk to the physical integrity of the players, driver and coaching staff who were inside.”

For this reason, he urges the football clubs to “lower the tone and climate of tension in the statements made by both the players and the coaching staff in order to prevent violent acts from taking place” and makes it clear that these latest events they are “intolerable, demeaning, totally objectionable and reprehensible and cannot be repeated”.

Finally, the Anti-Violence Commission congratulated CF Fuenlabrada
“for making the firm decision to expel the ‘Old School Fuenlabrada’ supporters club from the entertainment tier” of Fernando Torres, after the latest incidents and behavior of members of this group, and encouraged the rest of the clubs “to follow this magnificent example not only for the good of the club and the rest of the fans, but also for the integrity, dignity and values ​​that sport represents.”

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