The Competitions Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation decided, on Tuesday, to leave the Real Madrid player, Federico Valverde, who was under investigation over an incident with Alex Pena, from Villarreal, without penalty, after a match at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 8. Baena had reported to the police that the Real Madrid player had punched him in the stadium’s car park, something Valverde did not deny.
The competition decision comes three weeks after the decision of the President of the Court No. 48 in Madrid Archive the complaintWhere it considered that “the commission of the crime that gave rise to the case is unjustified,” according to the well-known dismissal order of July 3.
Baena confirmed that Valverde had punched him after Real Madrid-Villarreal. The sources consulted in the club and in the footballer’s environment never denied the attack, but explained that it was the result of a previous incident between the footballers. Months ago, in January, Real Madrid visited La Ceramica in the Copa del Rey. Then, according to the player’s circle, Baena kicked him and shouted: “Cry now, your son will not be born.” After the altercation in Madrid, the Villarreal player denied in a statement that he had uttered those words.
At the same stadium, Baena came to the attention of a police officer, who took note of the incident, though not as a formal complaint. The next day, he went to a police station in Castellón to denounce Valverde, and the process ended in a court in Madrid.
On the other hand, nine days after the incident, the Anti-Violence Commission referred the case to the Competition Commission of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, which opened an exceptional procedure and appointed an investigative judge. Judicial Road closed on July 3. Sports Justice, this Tuesday.