Barca's dubious duo land Liverpool in trouble
5 May 2005, BARCELONA — Two men infamous in Spain for disrupting football matches in the name of Barca may have landed Liverpool FC in trouble with Uefa, the sport's European governing body.
5 May 2005
BARCELONA — Two men infamous in Spain for disrupting football matches in the name of Barca may have landed Liverpool FC in trouble with Uefa, the sport's European governing body.
They disrupted the Champions League semi-final victory on Tuesday between Liverpool and Chelsea and appeared before Liverpool magistrates on Wednesday, the British daily The Guardian reported.
They are well-known in Spain for their pitch invasions and have their own website, immyjump.com, which is based in Barcelona.
The pair in their distinctive red hats have disrupted Spanish League matches this season and were also in the group that ran on to the field during the Euro 2004 final between Portugal and Greece and threw a Barcelona flag at the Portugal midfielder Luis Figo, despised in the Catalan capital after his defection to Real Madrid.
On Tuesday it was another Barcelona hate figure, Jose Mourinho, who was targeted because of the controversy after Chelsea's victory in the first knockout stage of this season's Champions League.
One of the men threw a flag into the Chelsea manager's face while the other leapt into one of the goals before being caught by stewards and arrested by police.
Liverpool are likely to be fined as they are held responsible for pitch security by Uefa.
A Uefa spokesman said: "We want to study the reports from the referee and match delegate and we will then take action if it is appropriate."
Subject: Spanish news