Getafe slapped with three-match partial stadium closure ban for racist abuse

Getafe slapped with three-match partial stadium closure ban for racist abuse

Getafe have been hit with a three-match partial stadium closure ban after racist abuse directed at a Sevilla player and a member of the coaching staff in the sides' clash on Saturday afternoon.

Veteran centre-half Sergio Ramos scored the only goal of the game to boost Sevilla's hopes of avoiding the drop in LaLiga but the result was overshadowed by allegations of crowd abuse towards Argentina international defender Marcos Acuna and the visiting coaches.

"We condemn the racist and xenophobic abuse suffered by Marcos Acuna and our coaching staff during #GetafeSevillaFC," Sevilla wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

The claims come in the same week Spain and Brazil drew 3-3 in a friendly arranged as part of an anti-racism campaign in support of Vinicius.

The Brazilian has been the target of racist abuse throughout his time in the Spanish capital and broke down in tears on the eve of Tuesday's match when asked about the issue.

Vinicius took to X to show his support for those who faced alleged discrimination at the Estadio Coliseum, as well as drawing attention to another incident in Spain's third tier.

Rayo Majadahonda's players walked off the field and refused to return in their match at Sestao after goalkeeper Sheikh Sarr was reportedly targeted with racist abuse.

"This weekend, I won't even play. But we had three despicable cases of racism in Spain this Saturday alone," Vinicius wrote.

"All my support for Acuna @AcunaMarcos17 and coach Quique Flores, from @SevillaFC. To Sarr and @RMajadahonda may your bravery inspire others.

"Racists must be exposed and the games cannot continue with them in the stands. We will only have victory when the racists leave the stadiums straight to jail, a place they deserve."

A LaLiga statement on the social media platform added: "There's no place for racist or hateful behaviour in sport.

"LaLiga vehemently condemns any racist acts and will continue working to eradicate this inexcusable behaviour from our sport."

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