Real Madrid have issued a statement on their web site regarding the Spain’s federation decision to open an investigation into Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho’s eye-poking incident in last week’s Spanish Super Cup match against Barcelona.
Here is the club’s official statement:
Real Madrid CF wishes to say the following regarding the decision of the competition judge of the Spanish Football Federation to open an investigation following the incidents occurred in the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup:
1.- Real Madrid CF has from the beginning opted to show prudence and responsibility so as not to feed the tense atmosphere created by such events.
2.- Real Madrid CF wishes to express how surprised it is to see this investigation is being ordered five days after the match, curiously just a few hours after the President of FC Barcelona publicly demanded the Spanish Football Federation to take action.
3.- Real Madrid CF wishes said investigation absolutely clarifies what happened during and after the match. The club wishes it throws light onto the provocations, humilations, insults and aggressions that our first team squad and coaching staff were subjected to both on the pitch and inside the tunnel leading to the dressing rooms. These things regrettably gave way to the incidents that took place.
4.- Real Madrid CF will continue to defend this entity’s inherent values and will always strive for the greatest collaboration possible between clubs and institutions throughout the world.
If found guilty Mourinho could be banned between four to 12 games. Vilanova could be sanctioned for four games after retaliating with a push.