Football hooliganism is rarely too much of an issue in Spanish football, but things spilled over on Saturday in the Segunda Division.
However in the build-up to the match violent fighting broke out between the travelling Malaga fans and the local Racing support. Videos show a fight outside a cafe-bar on a main road between the two groups, with flares and chairs being launched.
⛔️⚽️ Graves incidentes en la previa del #RacingMálaga por parte de radicales de ambos equipos
❌ ¡Esto NO es fútbol! pic.twitter.com/hI8KteWaKb
— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) October 1, 2022
It is the second such case to befall Santander, after a similar incident occurred during the visit of Real Oviedo last month.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) October 1, 2022
As per Diario AS, there are no injuries. The Madrid daily suggest that the two groups had arranged the fight. Both clubs were swift to condemn the violence publicly in an incident that showed nobody in a good light. The match itself ended 0-0, summing up frustrating day for all involved.