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Mourinho takes legal action against journalist

(Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has taken legal action against a journalist at the sports daily Marca following an article published on Monday.

Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho takes his seat before the start of their Champions League Group D soccer match against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez
Real Madrid’s coach Jose Mourinho takes his seat before the start of their Champions League Group D soccer match against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

“(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)

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Mourinho takes legal action against journalist