Soccer 2023: ‘Obscene and completely inappropriate’ fan’s backside poke on Lucas Ocampos condemned by soccer world


Lucas Ocampos has referred to as on LaLiga chiefs to take motion after a fan appeared to poke his backside throughout Sevilla’s conflict at Rayo Vallecano.

The “obscene” incident occurred within the thirty third minute of the sport because the Sevilla star ready to take a throw-in.

Cameras picked up the fan showing to poke Ocampos’ backside, prompting him to show round to remonstrate with the fan earlier than calling referee Hernández Maeso over.

Following the sport, which Sevilla gained 2-1 due to a brace from Youssef En-Nesyri, Ocampos was joined by his membership and supervisor in blasting the fan’s behaviour and calling for motion.

Ocampos, 29, instructed Dazn: “You’ll be able to see what occurred within the photos. I hope LaLiga takes it as critically because it takes racism and this stuff.

“I don’t suppose all of the Rayo persons are like that as a result of they’ve at all times handled us with respect, however there may be at all times one idiot.

“I hope it doesn’t occur in different areas, as a result of if this occurs in a girls’s soccer match, we all know what can occur.”

The Argentine added: “I saved my calm as a result of I’ve two daughters, I hope this doesn’t occur to them sooner or later.

“I hope that the motion that needs to be taken is taken, and I hope {that a} idiot like this doesn’t stain a set of followers who in any other case behaved very effectively.”

Former Watford supervisor Quique Sánchez Flores echoed this sentiment and questioned why followers felt they might carry out such acts.

He stated: “It’s a must to ask your self what’s fallacious with individuals’s minds, whether or not they’re younger or previous.

“We’ve to ask ourselves an enormous query of what’s occurring and the place is the safety and who we let in and who we don’t. I’m very anxious.

“As a person, it’s harmful for me that there are scattered minds going to soccer stadiums and damaging the picture of what I’ve at all times referred to as soccer, which appears to me a factor, on the one hand wild, however however fantastic.

“Hopefully this stuff is not going to be repeated.”

A Sevilla assertion stated: “Sevilla FC deeply regrets the incident that occurred this Monday within the match towards Rayo Vallecano, by which our participant Lucas Ocampos suffered an obscene and completely inappropriate gesture by a neighborhood fan.

“Sevilla FC hopes that the suitable measures might be taken which typifies the regulation in order that such behaviour is just not repeated on a soccer discipline, and this has been transferred to LaLiga.

“These gestures and behaviours shouldn’t be allowed in our competitors if we aspire to be the perfect league on the earth.”

Ocampos has performed 22 instances in LaLiga this season, scoring three objectives and including one help.

The win strikes Sevilla three factors away from the relegation zone and ends a winless league run stretching again to December 19.

This story first appeared in The Solar and was republished with permission.