Barca to boost Camp Nou controls

One of Barcelona’s Vice-Presidents Jordi Cardoner and club security services have met today to plan out measures to improve security at the Camp Nou.

This week’s Clasico against Real Madrid saw home fans light a flare in the second half, before throwing it up into the Real Madrid section of supporters. There were also reportedly a number of smaller incidents involving the home support.

Reports have circulated this week that the club’s ultras group Boixos Nois may have returned to the stands, after being banished during Joan Laporta’s reign.

In response to the situation, Cardoner and the club’s security chief Alex Gascon are understood to have met today with officials from the regional police force.

Mundo Deportivo report that the meeting, said to have analysed the facts and data available, has concluded that the club were not negligent in security, but that they are in agreement that measures will be extended to improve crowd filtering.

Whilst the club’s 160 closed circuit cameras in and around the ground are seen as sufficient, security checks including searching supporters will be increased in the coming weeks.

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