This is almost unprecedented between the two Major Spanish Football Clubs that will no doubt lead to further conflicts on all fronts. FC Barcelona has considered that the words & the insinuations by Coach Mourinho towards the Club, its Coach Guardiola & the possible "fixing" accusations have affected its image & are out of limits of the ethical boundaries of Sport. Apart from this, FC Barcelona accuses Mourinho as being part of the "conspiracy" plot to insinuate that Barça players maybe "doping" themselves. This last area is really dangerous as there is no evidence that Real Madrid or Jose Mourinho had anything to do with this past issue. But emotions are high & the situation is extremely volatile at this particular moment.
|Barça player Pinto involved in a tussle with Real Madrid members|
UEFA has unilaterally decided to open an investigation on Real Madrid for objects thrown on the field, pitch invasion & the Pepe & Jose Mourinho red cards. FC Barcelona do not escape as they will be investigated for the red card given to substitute goalkeeper Pinto.
I make no judgements nor wish to, allowing the competent authority UEFA to do that role. However, the results could be further damage to Club relations, between players ( especially within the Spanish National Team ) & to Spanish Football which has given a pitiful image locally & aboard. I hope that emotions & passions calm themselves, & that common sense prevail. We still have the return leg of the Champions League semi-final to play at "Camp Nou" next week & with this charged atmosphere things could get totally out of hand.
UPDATE: Real Madrid will take FC Barcelona to the UEFA Disciplinary Commission for premeditated "unsportsmanlike" conduct - intent to pressure the referee & provoke yellow/red cards - via simulating fouls. I believe its the first time Real Madrid denounces another Club.