SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: RIDICULOUS 600 € FINE TO ATLETICO FOR THROWING AN OBJECT AT RONALDO

RIDICULOUS 600 € FINE TO ATLETICO FOR THROWING AN OBJECT AT RONALDO

During the half time break of the 2º leg semi final of the Spanish Cup between Atletico de Madrid & Real Madrid a "Neanderthal" threw a lighter ( an object ) at Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo at his head. This action is in itself deplorable in or outside a Football field but worst the responsibility usually goes to the home Club, which again shows the "love" of the colours that the walking "single brain cell" has towards his Club. 

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The Spanish Football "Competition Committee" has just handed in their sentence to Atletico de Madrid for this incidence, a 600€ fine! A real deterrent that would make anyone think twice,  or halt future "lighter throwing". Simply said, ridiculous!

One of the main factors for this decision is the "grade" of injury. The "Competition Committee" considers that a "small lump" on the head of Cristiano Ronaldo was a minor issue. What if it hit his eye & could have caused its loss? Would that have lifted the value of the sentence to 1,200€ ? Unconsciousness perhaps 1,800€?

What this "Football lobby" of interests forgot is that the sanction should be related to the intent not the result. Firstly, there is a security issue, what security operation did Atletico de Madrid have in place knowing before hand that the Civil Authorities called this event a "HIGH RISK" match? Why was not the offender identified & taken away? In stadium cameras? No one saw the incident?

This sentence sends a message to all Clubs & aspiring "hooligans" that objects can be thrown at will & the individual can walk away "Scott free"  while his dear beloved Club just pays 600€. The appropriator sentence should have been a hefty economic fine & shutting the Stadium to crowds for a week or two. I say this being an Atletico fan!


Its unfortunate news, sanction & inaction in an attempt to halt so many unfortunate issues in current Spanish Football: violence, hate, racism...etc.. Excellent show piece for all the youngsters as they take on & model the behaviour of adults, some taking the image into their own adult life. 

Another step backward for Spanish Soccer. Perhaps another "lighter thrower" or "bottle thrower" is awaiting their glorious moment in coming weeks. Perhaps this weekend. 


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