A Real Betis fan accused of throwing a bottle at Athletic Bilbao’s goalkeeper is being held in custody, police in Seville have revealed.
A 40-year-old man has been charged with a public disorder offence and causing injury. Bail has been set at €3,000 euros.
On Saturday, Atletico Bilbao keeper Armando was struck by a bottle and required a number of stitches for a cut below his eye. Fans nearby identified the aggressor, who was subsequently handed over to the police.
After Armando was carried off on a stretcher, referee Carlos Clos Gomez abandoned the match in the 69th minute, with Bilbao winning 2-1.
The Spanish football federation (RFEF)’s disciplinary committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss the weekend’s incidents.
This not the first time such an incident has occurred at the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera.
Last season, Sevilla coach Juande Ramos, now at Tottenham Hotspur, was knocked out after being hit by a bottle thrown from the stands during a King’s Cup quarter-final match there.