Uefa has dismissed claims from Barca’s Spanish rivals Real Madrid that Busquets racially insulted Brazilian full-back Marcelo in their semi-final.
A statement on Barca’s website read: “Uefa has rejected the complaint filed by Real Madrid.”
Uefa revealed that the allegation against the 22-year-old, which stemmed from the first leg of their last-four clash.
However, European football’s governing body said via a statement on its website that it had “decided to dismiss the complaint lodged by Real due to a lack of strong and convincing evidence”.
Real posted a video on their website before the second leg showing Busquets allegedly calling full-back Marcelo “mono” (monkey) during Barca’s 2-0 win at the Bernabeu.
Not surprised by the news. UEFA has showed a real lack of interest in stamping out racism in football, and they were not going to take a stance now and possibly impact their showcase game.