Two fans reportedly identified as responsible for racist abuse aimed at Granada’s Allan-Romeo Nyom each face fines of €4,000.
During the final moments Week 10’s League clash at the Estadio Martinez Valero between Elche and Granada, play was temporarily halted when Nyom drew the referee’s attention towards alleged racist chants aimed at him by refusing to take a throw-in.
Whilst the player was booked for then kicking the ball into the section of the crowd, stadium announcements were made asking for the abuse to stop so that the game could continue.
Both Elche and a supporters’ group issued statements acknowledging that the abuse had taken place, whilst also expressing regret at the situation.
On from this, the Spanish government’s Antiviolence Commission have praised the match official, the club and the fans for ‘immediately responding to cries for an end to the racist and xenophobic chants uttered during Elche-Granada’.
The Commission has stated that two fans have been identified as responsible and should face fines of €4,000 each for their actions as well as suspensions of 12 months from sports grounds.
Meanwhile, four other fans face fines of €3,001 and six-month stadium bans for violent and aggressive acts towards police during the same game.