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Malaga fans hold pre-match 'funeral' for the club

A mock funeral procession ended at the stadium.
A mock funeral procession ended at the stadium. / Francis Silva
  • Some 300 fans took part in the most eye-catching protest against club management to date

Around 300 fans took part in the most eye-catching protest against the club leadership to date ahead of Sunday night's game.

The protest, formed mainly by members of the 'grada de animación' (the part of the stadium filled with supporters' groups), left the La Roca neighbourhood at 7.30pm before forming a procession to the stadium.

The procession was made up of a coffin, a drummer, candles, masks and people dressed in black clothing.

"Sit down and you'll see the body of your badge come pass", said one of the signs held up. Others had messages accusing the club president Sheikh Al-Thani of being "guilty" and director general Richard Shaheen (among others) "complicit".