Former Deportivo la Coruna President Agustin Cesar Lendoiro has been dismissed as an ambassador for the Spanish League (LFP).
It follows his attendance at Wednesday’s funeral of a Deportivo Ultra supporter, an alleged member of the ‘Riazor Blues’, who was killed in clashes outside the Vicente Calderon before last Sunday’s game.
LFP President Javier Tebas [pictured] said it could not allow one of its representatives to be present at the funeral of an Ultra and Lendoiro has consequently been relieved of his duties.
“We cannot allow a representative of La Liga to be seen with these people, particularly at a time like this when we condemn any act of violence and are fighting hard against it,” he was quoted as saying by La Voz de Galicia.
“Don’t forget that we don’t accept holding a minute’s silence and now he goes there and is seen.
“I told him that if he had that type of relationship with the family then it should be done in private. It didn’t take me a second to make this decision.”
Lendoiro took over his role as LFP ambassador at the end of last season after losing the Depor presidency following 25 years in office.