La Permanent Commission of the State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport has agreed to propose a very serious sanction to the Real Betis Balompi of 150,000 euros and the temporary closure to the public of its sports venue for a period of one month after the incidents that occurred during the round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey in front of Sevilla, which qualifies as “very serious”.
In said match, declared high risk, the referee decided to suspend the match after the launch from the animation stands of the verdiblanco set of “hollow PVC bar 76 cm long and about 18 mm in diameter”, which fell on the ground of play and impact on the head of Joan Jordan, player of Sevilla, who had to be transferred to a medical center where he was diagnosed with “cranioencephalic trauma”.
The State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport recalls in his writing both the Betis like the rest of the sports clubs that “it is a condition of access to the stadium not to introduce, carry or use any kind of object that could produce the same effects as a weapon or incur in violent behavior, they are also general conditions of permanence in the venue sport not to practice violent acts, and in particular, not to attack or disturb public order and not to throw any kind of objects”. Something that, in his opinion, not only did not avoid Betis, but also did not put the necessary means to solve it.
Sanction proposals for Betis on previous occasions
The launch of this type of objects, points out anti-violence in his letter, “it supposes a real and serious risk both for the players and for the rest of the people who are inside the stadium and, therefore, the leaders of the clubs are urged to control access and permanence in their sports venues to avoid situations such as those that occurred last Saturday, January 15, in Sevilla“.
anti-violence has agreed to this proposal for a very serious sanction because the 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 of them, in the 2019 season -2020, for serious misconduct, with a proposal for a sanction of 30,000 euros, for breach of security measures, poor management of the fan registration book and support of activities or clubs contrary to the provisions of the current sports law.
Proposal for a sanction of 60,001 euros for the alleged aggressor
Likewise, the Antiviolence Commission has also agreed to propose another serious sanction 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 for throwing an object onto the pitch that hit the head of a player of the local team. Sevilla.
The Betis, for its part, received this week a sanction of two games of closure of its stadium by the competition judge, a decision that has resorted to Appeals Committee also requesting the precautionary suspension of the same. The Verdiblanco club, in addition, requests that everything that happened from the launch of the PVC tube to the decision to suspend the match be thoroughly investigated.