Acuña and Sánchez Flores receive racist insults in Getafe

A new and regrettable racist attack rocked the Spanish League yesterday when the Sevilla footballer Marcos Acuña and his coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, received serious insults from a section of the Getafe fans.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
30 March 2024 Saturday 11:24
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Acuña and Sánchez Flores receive racist insults in Getafe

A new and regrettable racist attack rocked the Spanish League yesterday when the Sevilla footballer Marcos Acuña and his coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, received serious insults from a section of the Getafe fans. At approximately the 60th minute of the match, some fans in the stands addressed the Argentinian player, calling him "monkey". The same footballer warned the referee Iglesias Villanueva of the situation, who, applying the protocol against racism, stopped the match for a moment while the chants were asked to stop over the public address system.

Afterwards, some of the Getafe fans also called the Sevilla coach a "gypsy". "It's one thing to be a gypsy and another to be used as a racist insult. I find it aberrant. Part of the public thinks they can come here and say whatever they want. This happens in every stadium in the world. We come here to work and they must respect us", demanded the technician.

The referee of the match recorded the insults received by Acuña in the minutes: "In the 68th minute I had to stop the match because there were racist insults on Sevilla's number 19, with words like 'Acuña mico' and 'Acuña, come from the monkey'. "If there is a chant here, it must stop, because that cannot be," assured Djené Dakoman, defender of Getafe, after the match. Sergio Ramos was also forceful about what he had experienced. "We demand respect, that they don't come to liberate themselves and say nonsense. It is necessary to clean the image of football", he requested.