Last Saturday, January 8, the Asturian Third Alevín match that faced Avilés Stadium and Deportivo Valdés was interrupted by an unusual event. An eleven-year-old boy, the goalkeeper of the local team, stopped the meeting to reprimand a group of parents who were insulting the referee, a 19-year-old from Oviedo.
«I do not understand what happens in sport. I do not know why people put themselves like this in front of us, that we are some “guajes” », reflected little Pablo Hernández for El Comercio. «On another occasion I heard that football was only for men and that there could be no referees. That should not be so, ”he completed.
“Unfortunately, these situations are not new and are repeated every week on the football fields,” lamented the referee affected, Ana López, who, victim of the tension of the moment, failed to suppress tears. “I got a little nervous about the tension of the moment,” he said. It was the moment in which Pablo intervened. “Shut up and leave the referee alone at once, don’t you see she’s crying?” He shouted.
Pablo, who normally plays as a striker but that day had to put on his gloves, twelve goals fell, but after his intervention, not a single negative word was heard again in the game. «I don’t know very well what happened … I was not looking. But I didn’t hear a protest, not another shout, ”said Ana.