(Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has taken legal action against a journalist at the sports daily Marca following an article published on Monday.
“(Roberto) Palomar … referred to our client as ‘the type of person who would flee after knocking someone down’,” said an extract of a letter from the Portuguese’s lawyers published in Thursday’s Marca.
“In our eyes this phrase is … degrading and was used in a manner which was completely unnecessary in the critique.”
The newspaper said that Mourinho has demanded the article be rectified and 15,000 euros ($19,600) in damages which he will donate to the local football team his son plays for.
($1 = 0.7658 euros)
(Reporting by Mark Elkington editing by Tony Jimenez)