Monday, January 24

“You’re not going to get out of here alive, you sons of bitches”


  • A match of the Catalan fourth in Barcelona ends with the referee and several visiting players attacked

“In 20 years as president I had not seen anything like this,” he says. Beloved Azuara. “A lockdown like this cannot happen in 2021.” Presides over the Atlanta-El Raval since he took over from his father and on Sunday accompanied the team to the municipal field of Cerro de la Peira, to play against him Barcelona National C a match of the fourth Catalan football team. Although it was played at 4.15pm, at the same time as Barça-Madrid, the stadium had a lot of atmosphere, with flares and smoke pots. After four locals were sent off, the match was suspended in the 88th minute and the referees and several visiting players were attacked. One of them presented a complaint to the Mossos on Tuesday for an assault with a knife. El Nacional, which has five teams, has announced that it will ask play behind closed doors lyou of Amateur C.

“I’m going to break your legs, I’m going to go to the locker room and I’m going to kill you, I’ll shit on your dead, I’ll shit on your fucking mother, you’re a fag. I’m going to bust your ass when you go out,” the referee wrote. at minutes that some spectators had told one of his assistants before the break. In the intermission, the president of Atlanta told the refereeing trio that he was going to call the Mossos seeing that things were getting more and more ugly. But the agents did not arrive until the end of the meeting.

“You are not going to get out of here alive, you sons of bitches; we are going to kill you,” they shouted at the referees, when they repeated a penalty after the local goalkeeper got ahead of the line. With three minutes remaining and with 1-2 on the scoreboard, an entry by a visiting player near the benches finished lighting the fuse. As reported in the minutes, “substitutes for the local team and three or four spectators entered the field of play kicking and punching “the perpetrator. Mauricio, who made his debut that day with Atlanta-El Raval, went to try to help his teammate and also ended up on the ground and with his face made a map.

Punch to the referee

The collegiate Xavier Sacristan stated that a local player hit him punch at the locker room door. The referees, fleeing from a rain of the “ice and glass bottles”, tried to reach the changing rooms, but as there was no key they were able to witness how the visitors tried to get there. After dodging ice and spit throughout the game, the 69-year-old Atlanta physical therapist was kicked in the chest.

“I thought they had killed him”, The president explains that he thought when he saw the veteran assistant fall, that he needed medical assistance in the locker room. The ‘presi’ managed to dribble a fan who was going to hit him. “Are you crazy?” He said before another onlooker took him away. By the description it agrees with the one that later tried to hurt with a razor to one of his players, the one who decided to file a complaint with the Mossos. “Luckily they jabbed him in the hand because he put it to protect himself. But if he does not realize it in time, they puncture him in the stomach and he does not count it anyway.”

Esteban Miró, his counterpart from Nacional, regrets what happened and explains that, regardless of the measures taken by the federation, Amateur C matches will be played without an audience. “At the moment we are going to play local Amateur C matches behind closed doors, with the rest of the teams it has not happened, we do not know why. It is not the players, but certain people who take advantage of these situations as soon as this happens and leave joining “.

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“Isolated event, but regrettable”

The local president assures that his players “tried that the physical integrity of the referees was not in danger”. Regarding the aggression that a local referee claims to have suffered, Miró points out: “We are surprised that a player commits the folly of hitting a referee. If so, he should be removed from the team. It has not happened in the two years that we have been in the institution”. Both he and his counterpart emphasize that Nacional had not starred in incidents so far in any of the five teams it has. “We do not condone violence. It is an isolated event, but regrettable, so we apologize.” Regarding the complaint presented to the Mossos, the president of the Nacional affirms that he has no record of it or of the particular incident. “If those facts are true, it seems to me they can identify the person and do not do it again because the field is going to be played. There may be tension during the game but that ends when he whistles at the referee.”


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