Valencia, Sevilla and Villarreal have published a joint statement on Tuesday to express their “condemnation” for the “serious contempt” allegedly poured by the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, towards their clubs.
This reaction occurs after ‘El Confidencial’ has published a WhatsApp exchange that is awarded to Rubiales and his father. In these messages, the federative leader assures that the three teams that he dislikes the most are “in this order, Villarreal, Sevilla and Valencia” and he says, prior to a Seville-Madrid, that “let’s see if we beat these basins”, using the derogatory nickname used against the Andalusian team.
“Conversations in which you speak with such affront, animosity and arrogance towards the three institutions are unacceptable coming from a person who holds a position of such responsibility and who must equally look after the interests of all Spanish football clubs,” the clubs point out in their statement.
Similarly, the three entities “condemn the snub and lack of respect of Luis Rubiales towards our entities and, most importantly, towards the feeling of their hobbies. Likewise, they show their utmost concern for the possible consequences that their attitude towards our clubs may have, since their behavior does not contribute to the transparency of the competition.”
The three clubs allegedly despised by Rubiales urge the president of the RFEF “to rectify and publicly apologize to the three institutions and their fans.”
In that same exchange of messages, the leader’s father would have described José Castro, president of Sevilla, as “whole cocoon. With the arrogance of Seville, which is believed to be the best in the world. Clown”, eliciting laughter from his son.