The soccer player in the youth category of the Unión Deportiva Las Palmas, Joel Domínguez, has been sentenced this Tuesday to serve 40 days of community work and a one-year restraining order for a crime of gender violence against his partner. The Canarian club has issued a statement on Wednesday in this regard in which regrets the facts, but does not report any sanctions to young man.
Through its official channels, the entity has stated that it “deeply regrets that one of its players has committed a crime of gender violence”, and explains that “today it has officially communicated to the player the deepest rejection” of this type of conduct.
Las Palmas, the text also points out, “assumes reputational damage” and makes clear “its absolute rejection of any form of violence” and respect for the judicial resolution adopted, while declaring its “commitment to continue adopting all formative and disciplinary measures within their reach to eradicate violent or discriminatory behaviour”.
In this sense, the club considers that “the integral formation is the greatest support for our players and the best contribution of the club to prevent society from losing people who can be useful”.