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Monday, June 18, 2018

Sevilla fans throw tennis balls on the field to protest time change (Video)

When the start time of Sevilla’s scheduled match against Levante was pushed back, the fans were not happy. With the “Clasico” between Barcelona and Real Madrid also scheduled for Saturday and having kicked off two-and-a-half hours prior, the match was rescheduled for later in the day. As you can see from the video above, it was delayed even further when Sevilla fans decided to protest the change in start time by firing tennis balls onto the pitch.

Apparently this has been done before. According to Reuters, FC Basel fans protested in the same fashion back in 2010 after a kickoff time was changed to accommodate a tennis match. With that in mind, shouldn’t the Sevilla fans have thrown soccer balls onto the pitch instead? I guess those would be too difficult to smuggle in.

On the bright side, I suppose throwing tennis balls is a little safer than throwing one of these.

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