The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) closed this Tuesday for five games one of the stands of the Mestalla Stadium due to the incidents last Sunday against Real Madrid and also left without effect the red card shown to Vinícius Jr.
"The Competition Committee has sanctioned Valencia CF with the partial closure of the Mestalla for five matches, more specifically the Mario Kempes south stand, after the events that occurred during the First Division National League Championship match between the local team and the Real Madrid CF", pointed out the RFEF.
According to the organization, "it is considered proven that, as the referee reflected in his minutes, there were racist shouts at Vinícius" during this match, "altering the normal development of it and considering the infractions very serious."
"Once the exceptional seriousness of the events referred to in the factual background of this resolution, the number of chants uttered and their openly racist nature have been assessed, in application of the provisions of Articles 51 and 76.2.b) and d), the imposition of a sanction of partial closure of the sports venue for a period of five games and a pecuniary sanction for an amount of 45,000 euros is considered appropriate and proportionate, "reflected Competition in its resolution.
On the other hand, after the allegations presented by the Madrid team against the expulsion for direct red shown by Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea to the Brazilian winger, Competition decided to withdraw it, so he can play this Wednesday against Rayo Vallecano.
Real Madrid alleged everything that happened to the player during this campaign in various games, the insults he was subjected to, that the referee received a "biased" image from the VAR where it is not appreciated that Hugo Duro held him by the neck " with imminent risk of suffocation" and "the irregularity of the existence of two successive minutes".
However, Valencia CF issued a statement tonight stating that it "wants to show its total disagreement and indignation at the unfair and disproportionate penalty imposed by the Competition Committee on the Club with the closure of the Entertainment Stand for five games". "Valencia CF wants to publicly denounce that in this resolution of the RFEF Competition Committee they show evidence that contradicts what the National Police and LaLiga say. In addition, this sanction is based on evidence that the Club has not been able to see and without giving us any processing. audience", adds the club
"Valencia CF has condemned, condemns and will condemn in the most energetic way any act of racism or violence. These behaviors have no place in football or in society and we will continue to act in the most emphatic way to eradicate this scourge. For this reason , Valencia CF is collaborating from the first minute with the Police and all the pertinent authorities in clarifying the events that occurred last Sunday.In addition, it has applied the maximum possible sanction with the expulsion for life from our stadium to the fans that the Police been identified for their racist behaviors".
"For this reason we consider that penalizing and depriving all fans who were not involved in these unfortunate incidents from seeing their team is a totally disproportionate, unfair and unprecedented measure against which we will fight."