The disciplinary committee orders Getafe’s stadium to be partially closed for three games due to racist abuse.

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation has sanctioned football club Getafe by partially closing its stadium for three games last weekend after racist abuse by its fans. Getafe must also pay a fine of €27,000 for the incidents, which are being investigated by the committee “Very serious“.

The sanction comes in response to Getafe fans’ abuse of Sevilla’s Marcos Acuna and the team’s manager Quique Sanchez Flores during a league match last week. The events came on the same day that racist chants were heard during a match against Rayo Majadahonda (in a different category) and after repeated racist abuse by Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr.

Getafe vs Sevilla referee Javier Iglesias Villanueva wrote in the match report that he should have been stopped in the 68th minute because he “threw racist abuse at the number 19 of the visiting team with the words ‘Acuña mono’ and ‘Acuña ‘You come from a monkey'”. The Authority confirms that both violations and corresponding sanctions are outlined in several articles of the RFEF Disciplinary Code.

Getafe must determine the structure of their stadium’s stands by 4pm this Wednesday “in order to define the closed area”. According to the Disciplinary Committee, according to the referee’s report, this area will affect the central area of ​​the pitch, behind where the second assistant referee is located.

“To this end, in the next three matches that Getafe will play in its sports facilities, public access to the said area should be closed, which will be properly restricted and spectators who cannot move, if necessary. They were regularly detained,” the committee added.

The agency’s sanction also stipulates that this area of ​​the stadium must display “a visible message condemning violent, racist, xenophobic and intolerant acts and behavior in football and supporting fair play”. The decision will affect Getafe’s scheduled games against Real Sociedad on April 21, Athletic Club on May 5 and Atletico Madrid on May 15.

Source: El Diario

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