The RFEF orders the partial closure of the Metropolitano in two matches due to racist insults to Nico Williams


This Tuesday, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) ordered the closure of a section in the south end of the Cívitas Metropolitano for two matches, along with a financial penalty of 20,000 euros against Atlético de Madrid, due to the racist insults directed at the last Saturday towards Nico Williams, Athletic Club forward.

Through its Disciplinary Committee, the RFEF has imposed said fine “for the commission of very serious infractions classified in articles 69.1.c), 69.2.d) and 76.2, sections b) and d), both of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF”, as reported in a federation press release.

“In accordance with the provisions of article 57.1 of the RFEF Disciplinary Code,” the note added, “Atlético is required” to “identify the structure of the stadium’s stands before 12:00 p.m. on May 3.” sports in order to determine the area of ​​the stadium subject to closure that, according to the arbitration report, would affect the sector located in the southern end of the field.

“To this end, in the next two matches to be played by Club Atlético de Madrid 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,” the RFEF has noted.

“In addition, 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,” he said. concluded the federative press release.