El juvenil de la UD Las Palmas que maltrató a su pareja sigue en el club

UD Las Palmas has published a statement on Wednesday in which it “deeply regrets” that a player from its youth team has committed a crime of gender violence against his partner. Some facts for which he has been sentenced to 60 days of work for the benefit of the community, three years of deprivation of the right to possess and carry weapons, one year and six months of prohibition to communicate by any means, direct or indirect, and to approach the victim at his home, workplace or any other that he frequents within 500 meters and to pay the procedural costs caused.

However, in the text that the Gran Canaria club has shared in its official website There is no specific disciplinary measure, despite the seriousness of the facts, such as the expulsion of the footballer or a hypothetical sanction. Therefore, the 19-year-old player continues to be part of the team.

“UD Las Palmas has officially communicated to the player today its deepest rejection of the conduct for which he has already been convicted after holding a speedy trial yesterday, even if it concerns the area of ​​his private life. The entity assumes the reputational damage it suffers from actions of this nature by any of its workers or collaborators,” the statement reads.

The yellow team wanted to express its “deep rejection of any form of violence in the sports or extra-sports field; their full respect and adherence to judicial decisions such as those in the case at hand, even if they fall on activities carried out by the athlete in the sphere of their private life, and their commitment to continue adopting all the training and disciplinary measures at their disposal to eradicate violent or discriminatory behaviour, in the firm belief that comprehensive training is the greatest support for our players and the Club’s best contribution to preventing society from losing people who can be useful”.

The facts

The magistrate of the Court of Violence against Women Number 1 of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria considers as proven facts that the young soccer player, “moved by the purpose of causing an impairment” in the physical integrity of the woman to whom he was romantically attached, “he dealt several blows to her anatomy in the form of shoving, kicking, and forcefully holding her shoulders,” last Sunday, March 5.

Faced with this attack, the woman “did not want to file a complaint, did not testify against her partner in the Violence Court, did not want to be recognized by the forensic doctor or take criminal or civil actions.”

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