The home fans are also against it: “This is repression”…
The Canary Islands derby, a highly anticipated match by the fans of Tenerife and Las Palmas, was won 4-1 by the hosts. Yet Las Palmas started the contest 20 points clear of their rivals in the Spanish Segunda Division league.
After five minutes it was already 2-0…
Enric Gallego’s two goals in the 1st and 5th minute of the derby directed the match which, in terms of public order, had been declared high risk. The security device was coordinated by agents of the National Police, the Civil Guard and the Local Police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as well as by private security, Red Cross and Civil Protection agents, for a total of 230 men.
Some Las Palmas fans had bought tickets at the ticket office of the Heliodoro stadium in Tenerife located outside the area reserved for away fans. But they won’t be able to cheer on their team in the usual way, as they won’t be able to display shirts or any emblem that identifies them with their team’s colors. The reactions to this provision were not long in coming. On behalf of Las Palmas, coach García Pimienta: “The most important thing in football are the fans. With respect and politeness, without making a fuss, you could go to another stadium to cheer for your team. It didn’t seem right that you I couldn’t go to another field with your team’s shirt”.
Even the Frente Blanquiazul group of Tenerife fans condemned this measure in a statement: ‘”The ban on entering a stadium, whatever it may be, with your team’s shirt represents yet another step forward in the repression against us football fans”. That is why “they strongly condemn this repressive measure”.
March 19, 2023 (change March 19, 2023 | 11:10 am)
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