La Liga sport interrupted by anti-Euro 2020 drone

La Liga sport interrupted by anti-Euro 2020 drone

Referee Valentin Pizarro Gomez removes a drone from the pitch through the La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao and Eibar. Picture by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Pictures

A drone carrying a flag opposing Euro 2020 matches in Bilbao interrupted Athletic Bilbao’s match at residence to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday.

Play needed to be halted within the 68th minute of the 1-1 draw whereas referee Valentin Pizarro Gomez picked up the drone and accompanying flag and carried it off the sphere earlier than restarting the sport.

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Bilbao is one among 12 host cities chosen to carry video games on the rescheduled European Championship and is because of host all three of Spain’s group stage matches, which would be the first time the nationwide team has performed within the Basque Nation since 1967.

The transfer has been opposed by separatist-leaning teams and political events, who don’t want Spain to play on Basque soil.

Opposition to internet hosting the event within the metropolis has elevated because the prospect of internet hosting matches with out supporters has grown stronger because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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