Partial closure of the Coliseum for three games due to racist shouts at Acuña

The Competition Committee has taken action on the matter after the regrettable racist insults to which the Argentine Marcos Acuña was subjected during the Getafe-Sevilla match played last Saturday at the Coliseum. The disciplinary body has imposed a partial closure of the stands at the Getafe venue for three games and also imposes a fine of 27,000 euros on the club chaired by Ángel Torres. In this way, in the next few days there will be no spectators in the area from which the chants were uttered against the Sevilla side.

«To this end, in the next three matches to be played by Getafe CF, SAD in its sports facilities, access to the public in said area must be closed, which will be duly delimited, and spectators who, if applicable, cannot be relocated. , could be occupying them on a regular basis. Furthermore, during the celebration of the matches covered by the sanction of partial closure, the closed area must display a visible message condemning violent, racist, xenophobic and intolerant acts and behavior in football and supporting fair play,” states the resolution released this Wednesday.

In this way, the Competition follows the same sanctioning line that it adopted last season, when it also partially closed the Mestalla stands for three matches as a result of the racist shouts that Vinicius was subjected to in the Valencia-Real Madrid match corresponding to the thirtieth match. fifth day of the 2022-23 League.

Competition requires Getafe to, before 4:00 p.m. this Wednesday, “identify the structure of the stands of the sports venue in order to determine the area of ​​the stadium subject to closure which, according to the arbitration report, would affect the sector located in the central area of ​​the field behind the position of assistant referee No. 2. This is the place from which the cries of “Acuña mono” and “Acuña vinos del mono” started, which the Getafe-Sevilla referee, Iglesias Villanueva, reflected in the match report.

«In the 68th minute I had to stop the match because there were racist insults on the number 19 of the visiting team, with words like ‘Acuña mono’ and ‘Acuña you come from the monkey’, from fans located in the central area of ​​the field behind of the position of my assistant referee No. 2. “This incident, following the protocol for action in these cases, was announced over the public address system, with the game not resuming until that moment two and a half minutes later and not occurring on any other occasion in the match,” noted Iglesias Villanueva.

The minutes did not include the insults to Quique Sánchez Flores

The report of the referee belonging to the Galician Committee thus echoed another episode that once again stained the image of Spanish football in a weekend that was also marked by the racist insults that were uttered from the stands of the Las Llanas de Sestao stadium to Cheikh Kane Sarr, Rayo Majadahonda goalkeeper, during the First Federation match between both teams.

Iglesias Villanueva collected the racist insults that Acuña received and that led to the interruption of the match, but he did not echo those uttered against Quique Sánchez Flores, current Sevilla coach and former Getafe player who was called a “gypsy.” Hence, the Competition Committee, in a resolution that appeals to article 69.2.d of the Disciplinary Code of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF), where violent, racist, xenophobic and intolerant acts and behavior in football are analyzed, only use the shouting against Acuña as the basis of the sanction.

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