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Neymar Jr and FC Barcelona came away with a last-minute, 3–2 victory at Valencia last weekend. | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona has formally requested that the Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) open disciplinary proceedings against Javier Tebas, who is the President of Spain’s La Liga, and the members of the Competition Committee, as a result of their unacceptable public declarations and assessments regarding the FC Barcelona players, who were attacked during last Saturday’s match versus Valencia CF at the Mestalla Stadium.

As a result, and following established procedures, the Club today is officially presenting both cases to Miguel Cardenal, the Secretary of State for Sports and the President of the National Sports Council (CSD), so that he may bring them before the Administrative Court of Sport, the body which will be tasked with making a decision on the reported incidents.

At the same time, FC Barcelona publicly condemns Mr. Tebas as the President of the LFP and the Club hereby fully withdraws its confidence in him from this moment forth.

Statement by FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu:

“The declarations made by [Javier] Tebas are irresponsible and unbecoming of a sports executive…[the Club shall present] said declarations to the TAD so it may consequently assess them and, if it finds any punishable action, take the appropriate measures…the Disciplinary Committee is not there to make assessments but rather to take disciplinary action, or not, in order to make an example of incidents that occur on the field of play, and making statements regarding the actions of the players adds even more tension to a situation that must be deescalated…[the Club] will bring these declarations before the TAD because we want it to see to it that if they produce violence they are punished accordingly.”

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