Despite Sevilla’s protests, the match did go ahead and Betis qualified for the Copa del Rey quarterfinals thank to Sergio Canales’ 73rd-minute winner.
Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui, who confirmed Jordán’s head injury caused high blood pressure and dizziness, condemned the reaction of Betis’ players following the incident.
Betis’ Mexican midfielder Andrés Guardado could be seen apparently mocking the incident as the players walked off the pitch on Sunday, throwing a bottle onto his head and falling to the ground as several teammates laughed around him.
tuttavia, in un Post di Instagram
, Guardado denied that was his intention
: “At no moment am I mocking the incident Jordán suffered
… which is something that should never happen on a football pitch and is unfortunate and embarrassing
! … Credimi, if I knew that Jordán was actually bad
, I would never do that
But Guardado then appeared to question the severity of the incident in the same post, detto, “…what I don’t agree with is everything that happened afterwards on the pitch which I lived first hand, where we all know each other in the world of football and I know that sooner or later it will come out what actually happened!”
Several Betis players also insinuated that Jordán had overreacted to try and get the match suspended.
Lopetegui said it was “regrettable that fellow professionals” erano “capable of putting the focus [of the incident] on other things.”
“Either condemn it or don’t,” Lopetegui told reporters after the match. “It pisses me off, scusate, that Joan Jordán isn’t on the pitch when he didn’t put his head into the incident nor did he suspend the match.
“He was dizzy, he had a traumatic brain injury. The injured player is the victim. How did they play [the match] today when there were other options?”
The Sevilla Derby, o El Gran Derbi, is widely considered one of the most bitter rivalries in football. One previous incident in 2007 saw then Sevilla coach Juande Ramos knocked out by a bottle thrown from the stands.