By Isha Sesay • 14 November 2019 • 17:00
DENOUNCED: Coaches from Calvià Atlético are alleged to have given Nazi salutes. Credit: Levan Shanidze.
PLATGES de Calvià football club has denounced the alleged Nazi salutes given by coaches from Calvià Atlético in a complaint submitted to the Anti-Violence Commission.
The incident occurred at the end of a match between the two rivals which was played last weekend in Magaluf. According to the local club, the provocation was led coach by Gabriel Grille, his brother Fede Grille and youth coach Alfonso Ramírez.
Sources also report alleged death threats by delegate Fede Grille to a photographer who covered the derby.
The version given by Calvià Atlético differs entirely, with coach Gabriel Grille, former coach of Platges de Calvià, qualifying the game as “typical of a derby”. He added that at the end of the match “nothing happened and we celebrated a draw because we achieved it at the home of our great rival”.
As for the incident with the photographer, Grille stated that he “insulted the children” and that the only thing his brother Fede did was recriminate his actions. He states that there were no death threats “as the Guardia Civil was present”.
Calvià City Council is investigating the incident, with Eva Serra, Deputy Mayor of Sports, expressing her discomfort for the alleged racism.
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