Monday, June 5, 2023

Salvadoran federation bans Alianza club for deadly rampage

The Salvadoran Football Federation (Facefut) on Tuesday blamed Club Alianza for the stampede that killed 12 people at the Cuscatlán stadium on Saturday, declaring it the loser of the match against the FAS, and a year Till will play behind closed doors.

The decision of the Facefoot Disciplinary Commission stated, “In the development of the football match the responsibility for the events that took place at the Cuscatlán stadium lies (for Alianza) being a local team and therefore the organizer of the match.”

In this sense, the ruling declares FAS the “winner” of the return match of the quarterfinals of the Clausura tournament by a score of “(0–2)”. Alianza is thus eliminated from the quarter-finals by the fact that they lost 1–0 against FAS in the first leg.

The resolution also orders the Alliance to “play behind closed doors, without the assistance of local spectators, for a period of one year”.

Alianza must also pay a fine of $30,000, which must take effect before July 21.

The referee’s report specified that at 15 minutes of the match he was informed of the events in the stadium, which is why he decided to suspend operations for the attention of affected fans, detailing the resolution.

In addition to the stampede, 12 deaths occurred, 500 medical care was left in place, and 88 people were hospitalized with various injuries. Most have already been discharged.

The motion states that Alianza “did not take measures to prevent the incident or did so negligently” because the security measures and access control mechanisms at the stadium, “were clearly inadequate and deficient.”

Alianza, according to the resolution, did not present the report requested by the disciplinary commission under the argument that it was “cooperating” with an investigation carried out by the prosecutor’s office, the police and the consumer protectorate.

In this sense, the Alianza Board of Directors is accused of a “lack of cooperation”.

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