Spanish federation to sue French TV for Nadal skit

The Spanish tennis federation says it plans to sue Canal Plus

France for using its logo in a video that poked fun at Rafael Nadal

and other Spaniards’ alleged ties to doping.

In the video skit on Les Guignols (The Puppets) satirical

program, a life-size cartoon figure of Nadal is shown urinating

into his car’s gas tank before racing off at immense speed only to

be pulled over by traffic police for speeding.

A message reading ”Spanish athletes. They don’t win by

chance,” then flashes across the screen surrounded by the logos of

the tennis federation and other Spanish sports groups.

The video came hours after the Court of Arbitration for Sport

issued a two-year ban against Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador for

doping.