Madrid, Nov 21: The Spanish Primera Liga game between Granada and Mallorca had to be abandoned after just over an hour on Sunday night after a linesman was hit by an object thrown from the crowd.
The incident occurred just after Granada had taken a 2-1 lead thanks to a goal scored by Carlos Martins, who then dedicated his goal to his son, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, Xinhua reported.
Sadly, two minutes later, the linesman Xavi Aguillar was hit by an umbrella thrown from the crowd. The umbrella opened up a cut on Aguillar’s face and referee Clos Gomez had no hesitation in taking his refereeing team off the pitch and calling off the rest of the game.
The disciplinary committee of the Spanish FA (RFEF) will meet Monday to decide what action to take. The most recent incidents have seen the offending club either penalised with the loss of the game or the remaining minutes being played behind closed doors.