Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will avoid facing disciplinary action following allegations that he breached anti-doping regulations, report ESPN.
Football Leaks reported last week that Ramos tested positive for a banned substance following Madrid’s Champions League final victory in 2017 and then he did not follow the correct procedures for a routine test in Malaga this April.
The report states sources at UEFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that no further action would be taken over the final incident due to an administrative error.
Madrid’s explanation was that their club doctor had stated the incorrect medication on the doping control form and as such has been filed as an error in administration.
La Liga and the the Spanish FA (RFEF) are also said not to act over the incident in Malaga as ‘Spain's anti-doping agency AEPSAD has not passed them evidence of wrongdoing’.
No notification of any irregularities has been received by the authorities and there is no jurisdiction over anti-doping matters in Spanish football under Spanish law.