Atlético Madrid told to partially close stand after racist abuse of Nico Williams

Club handed two-game partial closure and £17,000 fineAthletic Club player hit out at ‘stupid people’ after incident

Atlético Madrid have been ordered to partially close their south stand for two matches by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after Athletic Club player Nico Williams suffered racist abuse in Saturday’s La Liga game.

The referee, Juan Marténez Munuera, stopped the match in the 36th minute as part of La Liga’s protocol against racism after he heard racist abuse directed at the 21-year-old Spain international, who was born in Pamplona to Ghanaian parents.

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