It’s only a friendly match, but there are still better ways to prepare for it. Present in Madrid to face Morocco on Tuesday evening in a friendly on Spanish soil, the Peruvian national team found itself involved in a confrontation with the police which led several of its players to the police station late at night. . A confused altercation, which occurred in the evening, where two versions clash.
Clear starting point: supporters of La Bicolor came to try to meet their players at the bottom of their hotel in the Spanish capital. The improvised meeting stirred up around 300 people around 7 p.m. according to the police. That’s when things got out of hand. Brand claims that according to several witnesses, a policeman pushed midfielder Yoshimar Yotun, mistaking him for a fan trying to get too close to the players. Other members of the national team reacted in a rather confused scene as can be seen in this video relayed by the Cope.
Clashes not without consequences. The police explain to Relief that a player was then arrested to be taken to the police station. This is the goalkeeper, Pedro Gallese, who plays for the Orlando club in the United States. Two other internationals, Alex Valera and José Carvallo, were also heard by the police according to America TVbut the two men were not taken into custody.
The Peruvian consulate in support of the goalkeeper
On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the Peruvian consulate published a statement on Twitter to explain that he accompanied “at all times” Pedro Gallese to the police station and that he “will ensure the physical integrity of all the players of the crew “. The player left the police station to return to his hotel around 5 a.m., without charge.
If the police evoke with Relevo a blow in the eye of a policeman, the entourage of the Peruvian selection insists on the beginning of the altercation, provoked in their eyes by one of these policemen .
The federation says it is “totally in solidarity” with its goalkeeper. “The FPF 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.