Getafe ordered to temporarily close stand after racist and xenophobic abuse

Sevilla manager Sánchez Flores and Marcos Acuña targetedGetafe forced to partially shut central stand for three matches

Getafe have been ordered to partially close their central stand for three matches by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) following the racist and xenophobic abuse suffered by the Sevilla manager, Quique Sánchez Flores and the player Marcos Acuña in Saturday’s La Liga game.

The referee Iglesias Villanueva stopped the match in the 68th minute as part of La Liga’s protocol against racism after he heard fans in the stands calling the Argentine defender a “monkey” and the Spanish coach a “gypsy”. The club have also been fined €27,000 ($29,000).

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