Atletico Madrid fined for Madrid derby breach

Atletico Madrid have been fined €40k by The Anti-Violence Commission following events in the Madrid derby in September.

As outlined by Cadena Cope, Atleti’s fine is in relation to “not preventing fans from occupying the central evacuation stairs of the stadium” during the derby clash, which finished scoreless.

The Commission explained that occupying these stairs throughout the game compromised a possible emergency evacuation while stating that Atlético “has been warned on numerous occasions and it is not the first time it has been proposed for sanction or has been sanctioned for similar events.”

Osasuna have also been hit with a €20k fine for similar deficiencies relating to their 0-0 draw at home to Real Betis in September.

Segunda leaders Cadiz have also received a punishment of €10k for not preventing an unauthorised banner from being erected during their recent victory against Las Palmas in the second tier.

Additionally, The Anti-Violence Commission has declared the forthcoming derby matches between Real Betis and Sevilla along with Real Oviedo against Sporting Gijon to be ‘high risk’.