La Liga

Real Madrid Respond To Barcelona Claims

The war of words between Spain’s two biggest clubs shows no indication of ending after Real Madrid responded to Barcelona’s decision to report Jose Mourinho to UEFA for his comments after Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final.

Real Madrid has responded saying that they have no choice but to respond with a representation of their own to UEFA and expressed their backing for Mourinho. A statement on the Real Madrid web site read:

Upon learning of the unprecedented decision by F. C. Barcelona to lodge a formal complaint against Real Madrid C. F. coach Jose Mourinho with the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body, Real Madrid C. F. announces that it is obligated to follow suit concerning the repeated unsportsmanlike behavior of F. C. Barcelona, whose players consistently feigned aggressions with the sole purpose of misleading the referee of the match, which clearly led to the unfair decision to dismiss our player Pepe.

It is surprising that this chain of unsportsmanlike conduct and unfortunate decisiones finally culminates in the lodging of a complaint against our coach Jose Mourinho who, beyond opinions based on his right to freedom of speech, expressed his objection to victory at any price and the violation of the principles of loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship established in Art. 7 of the Preamble of the Statutes of UEFA and Art. 5 of its Disciplinary Regulations, by which Real Madrid C. F. expresses its full support of its coach.

UEFA said the hearings would take place on May 6.