Espanyol, which through its CEO, Mao Ye, condemned the invasion of the pitch after the conclusion of the derby and the celebration of Barcelona, has released a statement on Wednesday reiterating its condemnation, explaining that from the entity “the necessary means were mobilized for a party of these characteristics” and raising his voice against “criminalization of a 122-year-old entity”. The club regrets that these criticisms come mainly “from our land”, in reference to the “disproportionate and generalized attack on the club and the fans”.
The full statement from Espanyol is as follows:
RCD Espanyol wants to take stock of the situation experienced last Sunday at the RCDE Stadium:
Without this constituting an excuse or exemption from our condemnation and responsibility for the events that occurred, we must be just as firm in denouncing an attempt to criminalize an entity with more than 122 years of history that has an exemplary and eminently family-oriented hobby. that it is subjected to the scrutiny of a moral double standard; implacable with the humble and lax with the powerful.
We will act forcefully in clarifying the facts and we will be equally implacable in the defense of our institution and our fans.