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After the suspension of the Seville derby due to an attack against the Sevilla player, Joan Jordan, the Betis footballers assured that the coach Julen Lopetegui incited the attacked player to pretend to feel dizzy and stay on the ground.
The first Betis player to make such a statement was the midfielder Víctor Camarasa, who after suspending the game, rejected what happened through his social networks and let him know what the Sevilla coach had supposedly said to his player.
“The action of someone who does not represent our fans is embarrassing and unjustifiable. I hope Joan Jordan is okay though We have all heard (including the 4th referee) how his coach incited him to ‘become dizzy and throw himself on the ground’”Camarasa expressed on his Twitter account.
A few minutes later, the midfielder published another tweet in which he clarified that his intention was not to question the state of health of the player who was attacked. “With this tweet I am not saying that Joan is faking or simulating, I am only telling what has been heard in the field”, he underlined.
For his part, the also Betis player, Juan Miranda also published a tweet rejecting what happened and agreed with Camarasa’s accusations about what Lopetegui did. “I completely condemn what happened in the stands and I hope Jordan is okay. We have all heard how his coach encouraged him to throw himself and get dizzyThey knew what they were doing,” he wrote.
Another who also spoke through social networks was Cristian Tello, a Betis player, who also rejected the aggression and published a video in which Joan Jordan can be seen provoking the fans of the Verdiblanco team shortly after the fact and before the suspension of play.
Attack on a Sevilla player in the derby against Betis
It should be remembered that the match between Betis and Sevilla, corresponding to the Copa del Rey, was suspended after the player of the rojiblanco team, Joan Jordan, was attacked with an object thrown from the stands at minute 39, which caused the footballer dizziness and later led to the cancellation of the match.
This event occurred a few seconds after Betis equalized with an impressive ‘Olympic goal’ by Frenchman Nabil Fekir. Before this, at minute 35, the Argentine Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gómez had opened the scoring in favor of Sevilla.
The National Police, a member of the security device activated for this rivalry match that had been declared high risk, has been working since the events to identify the alleged perpetrators of the altercations, although at the moment there are no detainees, according to police sources.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.