NEWS
Thursday April 27 2017
Barca complain over Malaga comments

Barcelona will lodge a complaint to Spain’s football authorities after Malaga’s Coach and Owner suggested they would allow Real Madrid to win the league.

Los Boquerones host Zinedine Zidane’s side in the final match of the season and it appears like that Madrid may need to win at La Rosaleda to secure La Liga –with the top two tied on points with four games remaining, although Barcelona have played a game more.

However, comments from Malaga Coach Michel – who played at Madrid for 14 years – and a tweet from club owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani suggested they would prefer the capital city club to win the title.

"I'm much more of Madrid fan than Valdano was," Michel responded when asked about ex-Madrid player, Jorge Valdano, managing Tenerife to a final-day win over Los Blancos to hand Barcelona the championship.

When asked about this on social media, Malaga owner failed to play down the claims by tweeting: "the human waste of Catalunya will never smell [the glory] of La Liga.”

However, on Thursday the Blaugrana released a strongly worded statement condemning the comments and confirming they would be lodging a complaint.

"FC Barcelona expresses it's rejection and indignation of the content of a tweet published by the president of Malaga CF, Abdullah Al-Thani, with some declarations that assault the very principles of fair play, ethics and legality that must reign over sporting competition,” read the statement.

"For this reason, the club will formally complain to the Anti-Violence Comittee of the Superior Sports Council, and will transfer the matter to the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, and the Department of Integrity of La Liga."

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