Sevilla’s Copa del Rey clash against Real Betis is abandoned after Joan Jordan was struck on the head with a metal pole thrown from the crowd
- The Copa del Rey clash between Real Betis and Sevilla was abandoned
- Sevilla’s Joan Jordan was hit on the head with a pole thrown from the crowd
- Jordan was eventually able to get up after he had received treatment
- The incident occurred after Betis players celebrated a goal from Nabil Fekir
The Copa del Rey round of 16 game between Real Betis and Sevilla was abandoned after Joan Jordan was hit with a metal pole thrown from the crowd.
There was an intense atmosphere for the Seville derby, and the sides were level at 1-1, with Papu Gomes putting Sevilla ahead before Nabil Fekir equalised for Betis.
As the Betis players were celebrating a pole was thrown onto the pitch and it hit Sevilla midfielder Jordan on the head.
Sevilla’s Copa del Rey game against Real Betis was abandoned after Sevilla’s Joan Jordan (centre) was struck by a metal pole thrown from the crowd
The incident occurred after Betis celebrated a goal, with Jordan eventually able to get up
The 27-year-old fell to the ground in pain after being struck by the object.
Jordan eventually managed to get to his feet after receiving medical attention, but the game was called off.
The Sevilla players were hugely frustrated with the situation and walked off the pitch.
The Betis players waited to see whether the game would continue before it was called off
However, the Betis players waited on the pitch to see whether the game would continue.
Around 50 minutes after the incident the Spanish football federation, the RFEF, announced that the game had been called of.
A statement from the RFEF read: ‘The Copa del Rey round of 16 match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC is suspended.
‘The RFEF condemns any act of violence on the playing fields.’