UEFA to investigate Real Madrid's allegations on Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets
Barcelona’s 12th La Liga title celebrations were halted a bit when they were handed the news that Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) had decided to investigate racism allegations against Sergio Busquets. The European football’s governing
body has decided to launch an investigation into the incident and said that it will make sure that the root of the incident is identified.
Real Madrid had made several complains after the first-leg of the semifinal of UEFA Champions League, Madrid even posted videos to somehow show that Barcelona players were acting against the UEFA Code of Conduct.
One video on Real Madrid's website shows Busquets calling Real Madrid full-back Marcelo “mono”, which means monkey.
The case is set to be heard by UEFA on Sunday and after taking all the evidence into account, a decision will be made within the next 24 hours.
The said incident was one of the many heated exchanges of words and tackles that took place on the pitch over two legs of the UEFA Champions League semifinal between two giants and oldest rivals of Spanish football. Barcelona won the first-leg at Bernabeu
2-0 and drew the second-leg 1-1 to earn a place in the final against Manchester United on 3-1 aggregate.
Soon after the first-leg was over, it was not just Real Madrid that had made complaints to UEFA, but Barcelona were also not happy and had lodged complaints of their own with the authorities.
Real Madrid were particularly unhappy with some refereeing decisions, and specifically, the sending off of their Portuguese tackler cum defender, Pepe. Jose Pinto, the reserve goalkeeper of Barcelona was shown a red card after the keeper seemed to have slapped
Alvaro Arbeloa and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho was also shown a red after his unjustified behavior with the fourth official.
Jose Mourinho has always been known as a moaner, and not surprisingly, after the game he expressed his discontent with the match and the refereeing decisions. Mourinho also took a jibe at the integrity of Barcelona players and accused them of trying to con
the officials. The Portuguese, who is famous for having a mouth bigger than his tactical nous, did not stop there and went on to challenge the relationship of Barcelona and UEFA.
As a result, Jose Mourinho was handed a five-match touchline ban by UEFA and now the racist allegations against Busquets are to be investigated.
The Real Madrid boss chose not to appear in front of the media after the second-leg of the semifinal at Camp Nou. However, his remarks after the first-leg were enough to land him in trouble.