Rayo calls light sabotage 'football terrorism'

Sep 25, 2012, 08:28 IST | AFP

Spanish club Rayo Vallecano said yesterday that they were the victim of "football terrorism" after vandals cut the cables to stadium lights and forced a match with Real Madrid to be postponed

The derby clash at Estadio de Vallecas in Madrid was scrapped on Sunday evening after the blackout, leaving fans stranded outside, and the clubs agreed to try again at 7:45 pm (1745 GMT) yesterday.

Real Madrid players wait in the tunnel after the floodlights blew out before Sunday’s La Liga match at Estadio Teresa Rivero. Pic/Getty Images

“We suffered sabotage, an attack. We are facing a new kind of terrorism, football terrorism,” said Rayo Vallecano chairman Raul Martin Presa.

“We have never seen anything like this at a club.”

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