Getafe chairman Ángel Torres plans to file a complaint with UEFA about Ajax. The Spanish team reached the eighth finals of the Europa League on Thursday despite a 2-1 loss in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
"We gave them a lesson. Not only in the field of football, but also in terms of education and respect," Torres told MARCA . "The relatives of our players are pelted with beer and other things in the stands. We are going to file a complaint with UEFA, because we cannot allow this."
Before the match, Torres was also annoyed by the behavior of Erik ten Hag. "The Ajax coach started provoking before the match. They don't know how to lose with dignity."
Ten Hag received a yellow card early in the match when he verbally sought confrontation with Getafe coach José Bordalás in the coach section of the Spaniards, who also received a yellow card from referee Tasos Sidiropoulos.
Erik ten Hag argues with Getafe coach José Bordalás; both received a yellow card. (Photo: Getty Images)
"My wife and children were soaked in beer"
The Greek referee had his hands full in the match anyway. He also drew ten yellow cards for players, half for Ajax. The players of Ajax expressed their dissatisfaction with the negative way the Spanish team played in Thursday and last week in Spain (2-0 for Getafe).
Bordalás believes his team has been wrongly blackened. "We have received all sorts of accusations throughout the week. Even today in the run-up to the competition, everything has been said that crushing is true."
For Getafe defender Damián Suárez, the behavior of Ajax supporters was a blow to reaching the next round. "We are happy with what happened on the field and that we have moved on to the last sixteen. But what happened in the stands is unauthorized. My wife and my children sat there and were soaked with beer."
Referee Sidiropoulos gives yellow to Ajax player Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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