The club regrets and condemns the incident that happened during the match against FC Barcelona in El Madrigal
“Villarreal CF wants to communicate that the club deeply regrets and condemns the incident that happened yesterday during the match against FC Barcelona in which a fan threw an object onto the field of El Madrigal. Thanks to the security forces and the invaluable assistance of the Yellow crowd, the club has already identified the author and has decided to withdraw his season tickets, permanently banning his access to El Madrigal stadium.
Once again our club would like to express its firm commitment to promoting respect, equality, sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field and our absolute rejection of any act that is contrary to these principles, such as violence, discrimination, racism and xenophobia”
Show Racism the RED Card fully supports the clubs decision and hopes that other clubs take note of their stance in the future. However we feel that it is essential that anyone found guilty of racist abuse should have to attend educational sessions to ensure that football continues to tackle issues in society.