What sanction can Pachuca receive for not complying with the sanitary protocol?

By Mauricio Saenz

What sanction can Pachuca receive for not complying with the sanitary protocol?

In the semifinal against Cruz Azul, the Pachuca stadium had a greater number of public than that allowed by the sanitary authorities in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic

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With a boring 0-0, Pachuca and Cruz Azul opened the semifinals of Guard1anes 2021 of Liga MX. And unfortunately, taking into account the health situation that the country is going through, the news on Wednesday night had nothing to do with the risky actions that were carried out in the game ... 

From what could be seen in the transmission of the game by Fox Sports and Marca, and also adding the images that were viralized on social networks, the Hidalgo Stadium widely exceeded the 40% capacity allowed for said meeting. Regarding this, the FMF has already publicly stated ...

"The Disciplinary Commission informs that the events that occurred in the Hidalgo Stadium during the match played yesterday, Wednesday, May 19, between Pachuca and Cruz Azul, corresponding to the first leg of the semifinals of the Guard1anes Clausura 2021 League MX Tournament will be investigated", it was announced.

What sanction could Pachuca receive?

Article 49 of the FMF regulations is clear with this type of event: "In the particular case of the overcrowding of fans, the clubs will be entitled to a fine whose equivalent will be the one that results from multiplying the average price of the match ticket of in question, by the estimated number of oversold tickets, by virtue of the approximate number of people who were not in assigned seats, blocking accesses, stairs and / or corridors. To determine the above, the Report issued by the Commissioner of the match. In the case of free entry, the average ticket price of the previous match that had an entry cost will be taken into account".

Logically, because it was a non-sporting event, Cruz Azul could not win the game at the table. But, under these texts, Pachuca could receive a veto to his stadium. Being clear, at the end of Guard1anes 2021 of Liga MX or on the first day of the following semester, he could suffer the sanction.

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