At the end the tragedy and violence have become a strain on football. Despite that had been warning for days, even weeks, aggression and the danger of Russian fans Spartak Moscow, finally there to mourn a loss. A policeman from the Mobile Brigade in Bilbao, He has died of a heart attack after a battle between Russian ultras and fans of Athletic began. The agent, the 12th promotion, He was taken to hospital in Basurto. After suffering a cardiac arrest and be resuscitated, finally he could not do anything to save his life.
The incidents occurred at the arrival of the Russian fans at San Mamés. At that moment, one of the Russian ultras, He has thrown a glass to the area where Athletic fans were provoking a pitched battle and generating loads of the Ertzaintza.
Three other people were injured and Basque police have made five arrests for disorderly, of which three are Russian. The first riots took place one and a quarter before the match knockout phase of the Europa League faced at San Mames Athletic and Spartak.
The party was already marked by tension before the arrival of these Russian ultras, considered among the most dangerous in the world. Therefore the security forces in the city arranged a special device at a meeting cataloged “high-risk” with 500 ertzainas, 100 municipal police and 200 private security agents hired by the football club. Even so, could not avoid misfortune.