A Copa del Rey tussle between Real Betis and Sevilla was suspended by the referee after a player was hit by a bar thrown from the stands.
Unfortunately, incidents of fan trouble across Europe are becoming increasingly common.
Ligue 1 has endured several nights to forget this season after players were injured by missiles thrown from the stands or fans invaded the pitch.
On Saturday night, as Real Betis and Sevilla faced off in the Copa del Rey, Spain suffered one of the most shocking moments of crowd trouble they’ve seen in many a year.
Some sort of sturdy bar thrown from the stands struck Sevilla star Joan Jordan on the head, leaving him in need of medical treatment and resulting in the suspension of the game.
We understand it’s a derby and fans are entitled to wear their heart on their sleeves as they watch the game and cheer their side on to victory.
This is too far, though. The mark has been overstepped and then some.
We can only hope that the offender is never allowed to step inside a football stadium again.
— Nicolai Lisberg (@NicolaiLisberg) January 15, 2022
Pictures courtesy of L’Equipe
The game between Real Betis vs. Sevilla is suspended
Right after Real Betis equalized direct from a corner, plastic hits Jordan in the head from the crowd.
— Forca LaLiga (@ForcaLaliga) January 15, 2022
Real Betis and Sevilla’s Copa del Rey match has been suspended after Joan Jordán was struck in the head by an object thrown from the stands. pic.twitter.com/RHWoJQ4Kct
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 15, 2022