Commission recommends 4,000 euro fine for Villarreal
Spain’s Anti-Violence Commission has recommended the fine for events at El Madrigal last Saturday, when a fan threw a tear gas canister onto the pitch.
Spain’s Anti-Violence Commission has recommended that Villarreal be fined 4,000 euros after a fan threw a tear gas canister onto the pitch during a match with Celta Vigo at El Madrigal last Saturday.
The incident caused the game to be delayed and the stadium evacuated.
Just under half an hour later, play resumed, Celta winning the game 2-0.
In a statement, the Commission commended the “great professionalism” of the security staff, national and local police forces, firefighters and health service workers who helped evacuate the 13,222 spectators in the stadium "in just 10 minutes and without a single incident".
The commission also thanked Villarreal, “whose collaboration, from the start of the incident, was impecable, following the orders of the head of security of the pólice force in order to evacuate the stadium".
The Commission also stated that it “reminds football clubs they should make use of all measures to control the access of spectators into their stadiums to avoid events like those witnessed at Villarreal happening again at a sporting spectacle".
The Commission has also fined a fan 6,000 euros and banned him from entering sporting stadiums for a period of two years for ripping a seat out of the ground during the match between Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon last Wednesday and throwing it at a policeman and a fan, who was wounded and needed medical assistance.