Valencia CF responded to the decision to partially close the Mestalla stadium for five games and also imposed a fine of 45,000 euros. “Valencia CF wishes to show its total disagreement and indignation at the unfair and disproportionate sanction imposed by the Competition Committee on the Club with the closure of the Entertainment Stand for five games. Valencia CF wants to publicly denounce that in this resolution of the Competition Committee “RFEF competition show evidence that contradicts what the National Police and LaLiga say. In addition, this sanction is based on evidence that the Club has not been able to see and without giving us a hearing,” he said.
“Valencia CF has condemned, condemns and will condemn in the most energetic way any act of racism or violence. These behaviors have no place in football or in society and we will continue to act in the most emphatic way to eradicate this scourge. For this reason , Valencia CF is collaborating from the first minute with the Police and all the pertinent authorities in clarifying the events that occurred last Sunday.In addition, it has applied the maximum possible sanction with the expulsion for life from our stadium to the fans that the Police has been identified for their racist behavior. For this reason, we consider that penalizing and depriving all fans who were not involved in these unfortunate incidents from being able to see their team is a totally disproportionate, unfair and unprecedented measure against which we will fight”, reports the club. In addition, the journalist Alejandro Silvestre reported in “El Chiringuito” that the club wants to appeal.