Snowballs halt Atletico Madrid’s match with Athletic Bilbao

Sunday’s Spanish La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao was held up for several minutes when Atletico fans unleashed a continual barrage of snowballs in the direction of visiting Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz.

According to match referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez, “Before the start of the game, and when we were on the pitch, home fans behind the goal defended by Bilbao threw numerous snowballs towards the goal, some of them hitting the goalkeeper. In the fifth minute, I was forced to stop the game for a minute because of the continuous throwing of snowballs and had to ask officials to take the necessary measures.”

One of the funniest crowd disturbances of the season can be seen here.

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