Embarrassed by Barcelona’s headquarters being invaded by opposing supporters, Joan Laporta takes action

Suara.com – Barcelona president Joan Laporta has taken action by implementing stricter ticket sales rules.

This action was taken after 30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans “invaded” Camp Nou in the second leg of the Europa League on Friday (15/4/2022).

Barca actually only allocated 5,000 tickets for the German club’s supporters, but at least 30,000 tickets have been sold to Frankfurt fans.

Eintracht Frankfurt supporters celebrate after the team beat Barcelona in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals at Camp Nou, Barcelona, ​​April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Albert Gea (REUTERS/ALBERT GEA)

The incident was also exacerbated after Barcelona had to be eliminated from the Europa League competition, with a score of 3-2 (4-3) which made Frankfurt advance to the semifinals.

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Meanwhile, Laporta admitted that he was embarrassed by what happened in the second leg match.

“I’m worried because what happened is shameful and can’t happen again,” said Joan Laporta.

Meanwhile, Barcelona said that the situation was beyond their control.

“We insist that the 34,440 tickets sold are tickets that are restricted to sale outside Germany,” the club said.

“The club doesn’t sell tickets to German fans. Who buys those tickets, does it and gives them to German fans, that’s clear.”

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Laporta insists this will not happen again and he will implement stricter ticket sales rules.

“However, we bear the responsibility that lies with us,” Laporta said. “We don’t want this to happen again at Barca and we will take action: The steps I can announce and the ones we have adopted are that for international competitions, tickets are non-transferable.”

“The club is not to blame for people breaking the rules, we are implementing all the measures we can to avoid them,” he added.

“However, there are those who think that they should do it even if it is to the detriment of the club and the fans and members who have come to support the team at Camp Nou.”


Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.

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