Spanish officials angry over EU football probe
Spanish sports leaders are angry over a European Union probe
targeting Real Madrid, Barcelona and five other clubs for possibly
having received illegal state aid.
Miguel Cardenal, head of the Superior Sports Council, says the
probe is causing ”grave damage” to Spanish football’s reputation
and questioned the motives behind the EU investigation.
Speaking at a breakfast sports meeting Thursday, he said the EU
was saying ”that state aid is widespread in Spanish football and
this explains the great success our clubs have had, and this is
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was equally annoyed and
said he believed ”there is a campaign against Spanish