Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has taken legal action against one of Marca’s journalists over an article published this week, the Spanish newspaper has said.
The Spanish champions followed that by announcing they were studying their own legal case against a former Barcelona vice-president who tweeted Mourinho was a “psychopath”.
Marca published an extract on Thursday from a letter it received from Mourinho’s law firm stating that journalist Roberto Palomar “referred to our client as ‘the type of person who would flee after knocking someone down’.”
The letter adds that “this is degrading and was used in a manner which was completely unnecessary in the critique”.
Mourinho’s relationship with the Spanish media has always been tetchy since his arrival in 2010. Madrid said they were studying legal means against Alfons Godall, who made the comment after seeing the Portuguese coach slide to his knees to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s 90th-minute winner in Wednesday’s 3-2 Champions League win over Manchester City.