Barcelona Complain to RFEF After Controversial Tweet by Malaga President Suggests Match Fixing

Saul Nozari
90Min

​Barcelona have released a statement in response to ​the controversial tweet made by Malaga club president Abdullah Al Thani.

On Wednesday, the Al Thani tweeted what translates roughly to: "With Allah's help on the pitch, the Catalan scum won't even smell the trophy after their lies about manager Michel."


With Malaga due to face Barça's title rivals Real Madrid on the last day of the season, the tweet sparked allegations of match fixing.



The two Spanish giants currently level on points at the top of La Liga, with Madrid having a game in hand.

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Al Thani was believed to be angry at comments made by Barcelona about the Malaga manager Michel after the match between the two sides, which Malaga won 2-1.



Barcelona have now officially responded to the comments, saying that Al Thani's tweet goes against the idea of fair play and that they have complained to the authorities. 



The statement, via Barcelona's official  website, reads: " FC Barcelona hereby expresses its rejection of, and indignation with regard to, the content of a tweet posted by the president of  Malaga CF, Abdullah Al-Thani, whose public declaration infringes upon the principles of fair play, and the ethical and legal precepts that must govern sporting competition.


"The Club, therefore, will report this case to the National Sports Council’s Anti-Violence Committee, and will bring the matter before the Royal Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee, as well as the Department of Integrity of La Liga."

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