By Chris Wright
Sweet baby Jesus, the fallout from last week’s Champions League ‘Crass-ico’ (ahem) is getting ugly – with Real Madrid now openly accusing Barcelona of racially abusing their players after a video circulated that appeared to show Sergio Busquets (who else?) calling Marcelo ‘mono’ – Spanish for ‘monkey’ – from behind his cupped hand…
Both clubs lodged formal complaints with UEFA about one another after the ill-tempered fixture, though the governing body threw out both claims – though Jose Mourinho was handed a touchline ban for sarcastically applauding Pepe’s dismissal.
Speaking at a press conference today, Real assistant Aitor Karanka told the gathered media:
“Tomorrow’s match has been overshadowed by UEFA’s resolution – it’s on another plane now.
“We have been punished but there are [Barca] players who didn’t respect the principles of fair play or who made racist insults, covering their mouths, who will be on the pitch tomorrow.”
Predictions for tomorrow night’s game? Blood.