Fuzzy reasons with much clearer consequences. An altercation broke out on Monday evening in Madrid between players from the Peruvian team, who came to play a friendly match against Morocco, and the police. According to Partizado Cope, about 300 supporters came to meet the players at the bottom of their hotel, which created a crowd. A police officer would then have pushed the midfielder Yoshimar Yotun by confusing him with a fan who was a little too insistent, to the point of making his teammates react strongly to the police. Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese was even taken into custody before being released around 5 a.m.
The Peruvian federation reacted in a press release, in which it “invokes the calm and tranquility of our supporters and expresses its total rejection of violence. We will continue to promote mutual respect and we will ensure the integrity and rights of Pedro and all our supporters”. The police say that one of them was hit in the eye by a player. Peru are due to face Morocco at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid this Tuesday evening.