Real Madrid have issued a statement demanding that RAC1 journalist Xavi Bosch provide a “clear and immediate rectification” of reports broadcast on the Catalan radio station on Monday.
Bosch claimed that Florentino Pérez, president of Los Blancos, used influential contacts to ensure that Blaugrana member Jordi Cases’ lawsuit against Sandro Rosell would be heard at Spain’s National High Court.
The Spanish capital club’s press release reads:
In the light of the serious allegations made last night on RAC 1 by the journalist Xavi Bosch, the President of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, wishes to make the following statement:
1. The allegations are totally false and they absurdly try to involve the President of Real Madrid in the legal proceedings started by a member of FC Barcelona against the club’s then President, Sandro Rosell.
2. The President of Real Madrid demands that the journalist who made these false allegations issue a clear and immediate rectification on the same radio station.
3. If this rectification is not made, the President of Real Madrid will sue this journalist in order to protect his honour, his privacy and his reputation. To this end, he has instructed his lawyers to study the content of these allegations.