The San Diego Wave soccer membership introduced Monday night time that it has slapped a lifetime ban on a fan it decided broke its Code of Conduct at its inaugural recreation at Snapdragon Stadium.
“Though witnesses didn’t corroborate using offensive racial language, they supported the report of threatening and bodily conduct on the recreation,” tweeted the Wave. “In consequence, the membership has issued a lifetime ban of Wave FC matches and neighborhood occasions to the person concerned.”
The Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League workforce mentioned the unidentified fan — a white girl, based on a social media picture — was issued a warning by safety throughout halftime on the Sept. 17 victory over Angel Metropolis FC.
“Nonetheless, the conduct continued and escalated on the finish of the match,” mentioned the assertion.
Final Tuesday, Martín Macías Jr. steered to Occasions of San Diego that it was his grievance that led to the Wave investigation.
Macías mentioned he had a preliminary name Sept. 19 the place he recounted the details of the incident in Part 328.
“I reported each of the girl’s actions instantly after they passed off final Saturday,” Macías mentioned final week.
On Monday, Macías declined touch upon the fan’s ban.
In a tweet every week in the past, Macías referenced response to all however one Angel Metropolis gamers taking a knee throughout the nationwide anthem.
Macías posted a photograph and mentioned: “That is the girl who advised us ‘stand for the flag or get the fuck in a foreign country.’ No racism and xenophobia in fútbol.”
Macías, an audio producer with Lemonada Media, mentioned that after the sport, “my companion and I had been assaulted by a white SD fan who’d earlier advised me to ‘get the fuck out of our nation.’ She jumped two rows and pushed a household apart simply to assault us.”
He mentioned he was seated in Part 328, Row 8, on the stadium, the place 32,000-plus followers made up the biggest crowd in NWSL historical past.
His feminine companion didn’t reply to requests for remark.
In its assertion, the playoffs-bound Wave mentioned: “The conduct of the Wave FC fan violated the Membership Code of Cinduct, which prohibits ‘conduct that’s unlawful, disruptive, threatening or violent in nature, together with verbal, bodily or digital harassment of match officers, gamers, employees or different patrons.”
The Wave, Angel Metropolis FC and league workplace didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.