Sheikh reiterates 'racism' claim
Malaga owner Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani has again claimed racism was the primary factor behind his side's dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. Two injury time goals gave Dortmund the most improbable of passages to the semi-final of Europe's most prestigious competition, inspiring Malaga's clearly irate Qatari owner to launch a stunning attack via his Twitter feed.
Thank you very much for the team you have been Champions On the pitchI'm sorry to go out this way injustice and racism— Abdullah N Al Thani (@ANAALThani) April 9, 2013
On Wednesday he went further, suggesting that European football's governing body has specifically set out to harm Malaga's prospects in the competition. Earlier this season, European football's governing body said Manuel Pellegrini's menwould be banned from continental competition should they qualify in any of the next four seasons because of the club's debts.
I hope to open a thorough investigation UEFA regarding the Spanish club out this wayWhich does not affect the spirit of sport— Abdullah N Al Thani (@ANAALThani) April 9, 2013
Al-Thani is likely to be asked to explain his inflammatory comments to UEFA officials, made following a night of high drama in Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park, to UEFA officials.
Yes, we were targeted from the beginning of the season by corrupt UEFA and based on racism— Abdullah N Al Thani (@ANAALThani) April 10, 2013