Valencia CF chairwoman, Layhoon Chan, as part of a roundtable discussion with the Col.legi d 'Economistes of Catalunya (Economists Institute of Catalonia) in which she participated on Wednesday, October 26th, made a series of statements to valenciacf.com in relation to the decision of the RFEF Competition Committee - made public today.
The federation had taken action on the events of the game between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona on Matchday 9 of the LaLiga season, in which a bottle was thrown from the crowd.
"We are pleased with the decision by the Competition Committee and the club understand that Valencia CF’s efforts to eliminate any violent behaviour, and quick identification of the thrower of the bottle, have been appreciated," she said.
The report made by the Spanish Federation emphasises the fact that Valencia CF do not tolerate violent behaviour at Mestalla, and expresses that the club have taken “a series of preventive measures on safety and, thanks to investigations carried out, the thrower of one of the bottles has been identified -namely that which hit one of the players from the visiting team. The latter circumstance, which should serve as an example for other clubs in comparable cases, should be reflected in determining the penalty to be imposed."
Ms. Chan highlighted the codes of respect and good conduct that the club demands of its players:
"I am not one to tell any other club how their players should behave, but we try to ensure that our players show discipline and the values established by the club. The behaviour of almost all fans at Mestalla was not only correct but passionately positive for our team, and there was an atmosphere befitting the game. We must move on and focus on the next match against Deportivo La Coruña leaving behind what happened last Saturday," she explained.
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