MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league said Sunday that a second-tier game between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete was halted at halftime after insulting language was chanted by fans and used in a banner against a visiting player.
Some home supporters at Rayo’s stadium held up a banner that called Albacete’s Ukrainian player Roman Zozulia “a Nazi” and also used abusive language in chants directed at him.
The league said that both teams asked the referee not to continue the game at halftime when the match was halted with the score at 0-0.
Zozulia briefly played for Rayo in 2017. At that time some Rayo supporters said they did not want him on their team for alleged extreme right-wing political