After much confusion and conflicting stories, the match between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid has officially been postponed after power to the stadium was cut by fans. Roughly 45 minutes before kickoff stories began breaking that lightening around Vallecas had caused power to go out, causing the match to be delayed.
However, it was later learned that fans had allegedly cut power to the the stadium as part of a week-long boycott against ticket prices. Speaking to Canal+, Vallecas president Martin Presa said: "We have suffered a sabotage. Someone has cut the cables from the tribune."
All week, season ticket holders have spoken out and protested against having to pay an extra €25 to see the match. Those fans believed that they already paid their dues at the start of the season and should not have to pay more just to see the reigning champions play their team. Presa did not want to believe that money was behind the incident, according to AS: "I don't want to think that this happened because of the ticket prices".
In the end, officials negotiated a postponement that will now see the match played at a later date.
This does not bode well for a league that is already under fire from fans for gross financial disparity.
Already this season we have seen matches with fewer fans as increased ticket prices and high unemployment have made it difficult for fans to pay to see games.
What is your reaction to Rayo fans cutting power?