Luis Rubiales and Medina Cantalejo will visit the referee this Monday
MADRID, 17 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) condemned this Sunday “the brutal aggression that some youth players, and the father of one of them, have inflicted on referee Antonio Pozo after a match played in Ceuta.”
“The violently assaulted referee is one of the RFEF’s Third Division referees who is part of the talent show,” lamented the Federation in a statement.
The president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, and the president of the CTA, Luis Medina Cantalejo, plan to travel to Ceuta first thing Monday morning “to visit the referee and convey their full support and that of Spanish football.”
“The RFEF has already denounced in recent weeks the climate of hostility that was being generated against the referees and warned that it could end with a tragedy as has already happened,” says the Federation.
“Far from stopping the hostile campaigns, some prominent leaders of Spanish football continue with their irresponsible actions and driven by interests that have nothing to do with sport and its values,” he adds.
On the other hand, the RFEF points out that it will offer legal support to the assaulted referee for “the presentation of criminal complaints against those responsible while awaiting exemplary sporting sanctions, within the current legal framework, against the aggressors.”