Every football fan has been left pissed off by a decision that goes against his or her team. It’s just one of the many things you have to live with as a football fan. Most of us would just login to Twitter to rant but not Atletico Madrid fan José Antonio Campón who is suing UEFA.
Campon has decided to go to the courts to sue Europe’s footballing governing body over the awarding of a goal for his side’s arch nemesis, Real Madrid, in the Champions League final in May.
Sergio Ramos put Los Blancos ahead in the match in the 15th minute in the San Siro but the Spain defender appeared to be in an offside position. Atleti drew level in the second half before Real won on penalties and Campon claims the decision wrongfully “altered the game, benefiting one of the teams”.
In an exclusive interview with AS the Atleti fan revealed that Mark Clattenburg’s decision to allow the goal had led him to sue UEFA for €1,660 euros, with 160 euros for the price of the ticket and the rest for “moral damage” caused.
The official law suit blames those in charge of the European game for “not applying all means to safeguard the fulfillments of regulations and choose persons (Clattenburg) who did not fulfill their duty as would be demanded.”
Campon now wants to see video technology involved in football. He confirmed that the lawsuit would have no impact on the result as that would have to be Atleti’s lawsuit.
I can’t help but hope that he isn’t successful as that could open the floodgates to a whole host of legal action and could lead to clubs questioning the legitimacy of certain results.