Thebes: “We have not fulfilled our responsibility”

first_imgJavier Tebas, president of LaLiga, said who have not “fulfilled” their “responsibility” behind the racist insults received by Athletic Bilbao soccer player Iñaki Williams during the match he played last Saturday against the rojiblanco team with the Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona. “LaLiga as the organizer of the championship is responsible for the safety of the fan and this weekend we cannot say that we have fulfilled our responsibility, so we have to do self-criticism and reflect. We are worried about looking for solutions, “Tebas said during the V Gala of the awards of the Sports Press Association of Madrid (APDM). “Tomorrow we file a complaint with the prosecution of hate crimes in Catalonia because it cannot happen again. You have to look for a path, not be aware of whether it has been heard or not, “he announced. Further, LaLiga sent on Monday a written complaint to the Committee Competition of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Anti-violence Commission which indicates that in the 69th minute of the match, when Iñaki Williams was replaced and withdrew from the pitch by the bottom closest to your location, several local fans from the Graderío Gol Cornellà, “unable to determine the number”, “intoned” for about 10 seconds and when the player passed before them the scream from “UH, UH, UH, UH”.last_img read more

Man City clinch first January signing with capture of Australian midfielder

first_img Anthony Caceres Manchester City have made their first January signing with the capture of midfielder Anthony Caceres from Central Coast Mariners for an undisclosed fee.The Australian club announced on Friday morning that a fee had been agreed with City for the 23-year-old and a club spokesman confirmed the completion of the deal to Press Association Sport.Caceres is not seen as a player who could challenge for a first-team spot any time soon and he could well be loaned out.Mariners head coach Tony Walmsley signed Caceres in 2011, and he told the club website: “We need to celebrate when players at the Central Coast Mariners are sold to bigger clubs. It’s our charter. It’s our intent.“When I brought Anthony Caceres to the Mariners his potential was obvious.“This move demonstrates how far Anthony has progressed and symbolises how giving youth a chance works for both the Central Coast Mariners and young aspirational footballers.”An obvious destination for Caceres would be City’s A-League sister club Melbourne City.The league does not allow clubs to buy players from each other, but a loan from Manchester City would be allowed.Melbourne boss John van’t Schip was coy on any loan move, with the Dutchman quoted in the Australian press saying: “Manchester City is getting him in. More or less, that’s it.“We can’t comment on (a potential loan move) but of course everybody knows he’s a good player, he’s one of the better players in the A-League. So we’ll just have to see.” 1last_img read more