Barcelona asks CAS to open case against Javier Tebas
Following Barcelona’s 2-3 victory on away against Valencia, FIFA decided to open cases against Valencia as well as Barcelona for the incident surrounding one of Barcelona’s goal. Now, Barcelona has requested CAS to open a case against La Liga President Javier Tebas for his comments.
This weekend, Barcelona faced off against Valencia on away in a La Liga match and won 2-3. After one of Barcelona’s goals, the players celebrated much to the dislike of Valencia supporters who chose to throw a bottle of water at the players. The Barcelona players reacted to it, but following the match, they have been accused of provoking the Valencia supporters as well as having over played the incident with the water bottle. Barcelona has received a reprimande for the incident, while Valencia has received a small fine.
Following the match, La Liga President Javier Tebas was quoted for having said that Barcelona players were falling like flies, and that he would be embarrassed if his children saw him falling like that.
Barcelona has taken offense of the comment, which they call irresponsible and inappropriate. They have requested the international sports court, CAS to investigate his comments and open a case against him and other members of the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP). So Barcelona informs on its website, Thursday.
-Tebas’ statements are irresponsible and inappropriate for a Director, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu said to Barcelona’s website.
Barcelona feels that Javier Tebas’ words only adds to stakes to the fire instead of putting it out, which is what should have been done.
Javier Tebas has worked for eleven different La Liga clubs. He is currently in his third term as President of the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP). He was most recent elected in 2013 uncontested with the support of 32 out of 42 La Liga and Segunda Division.
Javier Tebas has a Law degree from University of Zaragoza. He has previously said he is Real Madrid fan, but stipulates that it will not affect his neutrality in his work.