The incident that resulted
in a small facial injury to one of the referee's assistants and
forced the abandonment of Sunday's La Liga match between Granada
and Real Mallorca was a bizarre accident involving a faulty
umbrella, Granada said on Monday.
The Andalusian side had just taken a 2-1 lead when play was
halted at their Los Carmenes stadium with around half- -an-hour
left after one of the referee's assistants was struck in the
face by an object that came from the crowd.
Granada coach Fabri said the offending article was part of
an umbrella and a boy had accidentally sent it flying at the
official, gashing his cheek.
"It was really an act of bad luck in every sense as the poor
lad still had the handle in his hand and it seems he lost
control of [the rest of the umbrella] without meaning to," Fabri
told local media on Monday.
It was not clear if the remaining minutes of the game would
be played at a later date given the packed calendar between now
and the end of the year, Fabri added.
"I don't know what decisions will be taken because I haven't
had time to think about it yet," he said.
"I know that we have, in a very short time, a lot of games
between now and Christmas, including the two-legged King's Cup
tie against Real Sociedad, and I don't know if there is any week
when we could play those minutes."
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