Spanish police have charged a 17-year-old male after he made social media posts threatening to carry out bomb attacks during the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona.
AS reports the individual to be from Molina de Segura, Murcia. The aforementioned article indicates the decision to press charges was made after “several” posts from the minor, in which “he said he was preparing a bomb to ‘let loose’ on the day of the match.”
The Spanish police released an official tweet surrounding the situation: ( Help yourself)
Safety in the nation’s game is a sensitive subject right now. In November, a Deportivo la Coruna fan was killed outside Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon after a “violent fight” surrounding the stadium, per The Guardian. Over 200 were said to be involved, per the aforementioned report.
The Copa del Rey final is scheduled to be hosted on May 30 at Barcelona’s Camp Nou. This choice of location isn’t ideal for both clubs and offers Barcelona a home advantage, but Real Madrid refused to free up the Bernabeu, per Francesc Tomas of ESPN FC.