Espanyol statement after investigating Inaki Williams racism incident

Nine of the guilty parties are club socios and the others occasional ticket buyers

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Williams durante el partido del pasado sábado. | EFE

Two days after the lamentable racist noises made at Espanyol's stadium against Inaki Williams, the club have reported their investigation into events.

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"After the pertinent and exhaustive analysis of the video images of the events occurred last Saturday, in which racist shouts were made at the player Iñaki Williams, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona has determined the involvement of 12 individuals in sectors 107 and 108. Nine of which are season ticket holders, while three of them are occasional ticket buyers," said the club in a statement.

"The club will submit this complete report to the Social Discipline Committee to determine the appropriate measures included in the Internal Discipline Regulations of the club, which may result in the suspension of the season ticket holders and membership cards and the expulsion from any activity from the club. 

"Likewise, the club has transferred its report to the police bodies that prepare the proceedings so that if necessary they can be used in possible criminal proceedings.

"RCD Espanyol de Barcelona reiterates, once again, its strong condemnation of anything of a racist and violent nature. Our entity, in its 119 years of history, has always advocated strictly sporting values ​​such as respect for the rival, work, and sacrifice, above any result."

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