La Liga report Betis for derby chants

Real Betis have been reported to the Anti-Violence Commission by La Liga over derogatory chants to Sevilla in Saturday’s derby between the two.

Many of the home fans chanted ‘Puta Sevilla’ to insult their city neighbours but the league have frowned upon this and believe it ‘incited violence’ and was not in the spirit of the game.

“As the players were in the tunnel and walked onto the pitch to line-up for the game, there was ten seconds of ‘Puta Sevilla’ chants aimed at the visitors,” read La Liga’s statement.

However, despite the derogatory chants the statement also praised Los Verdiblancos in helping to promote the eradication of violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance.

The Seville-based club’s motto of ‘Affection and Respect = Living Football” was also praised as it was repeated throughout the club’s social networks and over the tannoy system throughout the day.

Sevilla won the match 2-1 thanks to second-half goals from Gabriel Mercado and Vicente Iborra after Riza Durmisi’s free-kick had given the hosts the lead.