Spanish league president says they cannot be seen to be condoning Ultra groups.
Former Deportivo la Coruna President Agustin Cesar Lendoiro has been dismissed as an ambassador for the Spanish League (LFP).
The removal of Lendoiro follows him attending the funeral of a Deportivo Ultra supporter, an alleged member of the ‘Riazor Blues’ Ultra group, who was killed in clashes outside the Vicente Calderon before last Sunday’s game.
LFP President Javier Tebas said it could not condone one of its representatives attending a funeral of a hooligan and Lendoiro has consequently been relieved of his duties.
“We cannot allow a representative of La Liga to be seen with these people, particularly at a time like this when we condemn any act of violence and are fighting hard against it,” he was quoted as saying by La Voz de Galicia.
“Don’t forget that we don’t accept holding a minute’s silence and now he goes there and is seen.
“I told him that if he had that type of relationship with the family then it should be done in private. It didn’t take me a second to make this decision.”
Lendoiro took over his role as LFP ambassador at the end of last season after losing the Depor presidency following 25 years in office.