The celebration of La Liga victory for Barcelona was marred by an unfortunate incident, as Espanyol fans made their way onto the pitch and even went so far as to destroy a television camera. The ‘Pericos’ have issued an apology and a statement in which they strongly condemn the violence committed by some fans, which led to Barcelona having to flee to the safety of the dressing room.
“RCD Espanyol denounce the incident that occurred at the end of the match against FC Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium. As Pericos, defeat hurts us, but we will never accept violence of any kind,” the Catalan side said in a perplexing and bursty official statement.
Espanyol then went on to express their gratitude towards their supporters, thanking them for their unwavering support throughout the season so far, despite their results on the pitch.
“As we have always done, RCD Espanyol wish to express an emphatic rejection of any type of violence in the world of football and we will use all the resources at our disposal to eradicate it,” they concluded, further adding to the perplexity of their stance on violence and their commitment to ending it.