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Getafe Stadium is partially closed due to racist insults towards Marcos Acuña

Getafe Stadium is partially closed due to racist insults towards Marcos Acuña

Getafe was punished with the partial closure of its stadium for three matches due to racist insults made by the club’s fans to Argentine Sevilla player Marcos Acuña in the last game of the Spanish Championship.

The punishment was announced this Wednesday by the Competition Committee (disciplinary body of the Spanish Football Federation) and is accompanied by a fine of 27 thousand euros (R$ 147 thousand at the current exchange rate).

In its resolution, the Committee specifies that the closed area must “show a visible message of condemnation of violent, racist, xenophobic and intolerant acts and conduct in football and of support for fair play”.

The game in the 30th round of the championship, which Sevilla won 1-0 at Getafe’s stadium, was briefly interrupted due to the application of the anti-racist protocol, following the insults received by Acuña.

“In the 68th minute I had to interrupt the match because there were racist insults towards the visiting team’s number 19, with words like ‘Acuña monkey’ and ‘Acuña comes from the monkey”, wrote the match referee, Javier Iglesias Villanueva, in official minutes from the game.

After the match, Sevilla coach Quique Sánchez Flores also stated that he was the target of racist insults.

On its official account on the social network X, Sevilla condemned “the racist and xenophobic insults suffered” by Acuña and his coaching staff.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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