Madrid — The Spanish soccer federation has fined Valencia
1,500 euros ($1,600) for water bottles thrown at Barcelona players celebrating
a goal in a Spanish league game last weekend.
The federation also warned Valencia that it may close its
Mestalla Stadium if similar incidents happen again.
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The federation says it condemned the attitude of the
Barcelona players who turned to the stands to celebrate after Lionel Messi's
late winner on Saturday, but said "nothing justifies a violent reaction by
fans." It also criticized the "exaggerated reaction" of some
Barcelona players after a bottle hit Neymar and Luis Suarez.
The federation praised Valencia for quickly identifying the
fan who threw the bottle.For
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