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Real Betis players criticized for their behavior

Mon 17 January 2022 | 20:50

Sevilla has reacted to Betis players’ response to Jordan’s injury.

Sevilla’s Joan Jordan

picked a head injury when an object that was thrown from the stands hit him in the head in Sevilla’s clash against

Real Betis

in the Copa del Rey, and Real Betis’ players showed some reactions that upset Sevilla and their fans.

Real Betis’ Mexican veteran

Andres Guardado

has been facing some serious criticism because he was caught on camera appearing to mock Jordan's injury by hitting himself on the head with a bottle and theatrically throwing himself to the floor, although he denied making fun of Sevilla’s player; Sevilla, however, has released a statement, condemning the opposition’s actions.

"Sevilla strongly condemns the humiliation and attacks on honor suffered by our player Joan Jordan and the lack of respect towards our coach, Julen Lopetegui, about whom unsubstantiated comments have been made based on self-serving speculation,"

a statement read

.

"The reality is that Jordan received the impact of an object thrown from one of the stands occupied by Real Betis fans during last Saturday's Copa del Rey derby, played at the Benito Villamarin.

"No one should ignore the objective data. Jordan was attacked, was treated in a hospital, had to rest at home due to medical prescription and was unable to play in the resumption of the game.

"The victim is Jordan. There is never room for mockery with a victim or comments to divert attention from what happened, a very serious incident.

"In this sense, Sevilla considers certain behavior by some members of Real Betis towards Joan Jordan, Julen Lopetegui and the Sevilla fans to be unfortunate and unacceptable, seriously compromising the healthy rivalry that is generally experienced in the city of Seville.

"Sevilla believes that sports institutions and those who make them up must be the first to promote the values ​​of respect and tolerance that are intrinsic to sport.

"Sevilla will continue working to reduce the tension and working so that the tension in the derbies is experienced only and exclusively within the field of play, although we feel alone in this mission."


source: SportMob

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