A scuffle broke out Monday, March 27, between players of the Peruvian national team and Spanish police in Madrid. Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese was arrested by the police.
A scuffle between police and players from the Peruvian football team on Monday, March 27, in the evening in Madrid, after which a player was arrested, we learned from the police and the authorities. Peruvians.
According to the police, the facts took place around 9:30 p.m. on Monday when the team of the Perucurrently in Madrid to play, this Tuesday, March 28, a friendly match against Morocco, arrived at her hotel where about 300 Peruvian supporters were waiting for her, some with sparklers.
Incident between Perú National Team and Spanish police!!
My understanding, is that the Spanish police started something with Yotún and then Gallese and Valera defended him.
Will report more soon… pic.twitter.com/xJwdPtk3xl
— Diego Montalvan (@DMontalvan) March 27, 2023
“The fans tried to approach the players and the police intervened between the fans and the players to avoid a stampede,” a police spokeswoman told AFP.
The goalkeeper of Peru in custody
“A player then hit a policeman in the eye. This player was then arrested and taken to the police station (in the Madrid district) of Chamartín”, she added without specifying the identity of the player.
The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated for its part that it was the goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.
“Pedro Gallese left the police station where he was heard recently, without being charged, and is back at the hotel of the selection”, he indicated early this Tuesday March 28 on Twitter.
The Peruvian authorities “will demand clarification of the facts from the authorities concerned”, insisted the ministry in another message.
Images of this scuffle broadcast on social networks and taken up by the Spanish media show police officers and players of the selection grabbing each other, pushing each other. We can see in these images that the guards Pedro Gallese et Jose Carvallo as well as the midfield Yoshimar Yotún are particularly involved.
The stay in Madrid of the Moroccan team, semi-finalist of the last world in Qatarwas marked by the arrest around midnight Sunday by the Spanish police of an employee of their hotel for racist comments against the players published on social networks, we learned Monday, March 27 from the municipal police.