In Spain, the Madrid Provincial Court sentenced 4 fans of the Netherlands ‘ PSV Eindhoven team to 3 months in prison for the humiliation of a group of female beggars in Madrid’s Mayor Square in 2016.
The court judge, who decided the case after the indictment prepared by the prosecutor’s office, announced that 4 accused fans were given 3 prison sentences and a fine of 1500 euros each.
Admitting their crimes and punishment, PSV fans also reportedly apologised in a letter addressed to the National Federation of gypsy women.
A group of Dutch fans arriving in Madrid for the Atletico Madrid-PSV Eindhoven match on March 15, 2016, in the rematch of the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, threw coins and cans of beer on migrant women of Roman origin who were begging in Mayor Square in the city and burned 5 euros of paper in front of them.
The incident drew an international reaction.