The Spanish doping scandal is far from over. Yesterday, Sevilla FC players donned a jersey which read ‘Liberté, égalité, superioridad’ (freedom, equality, superiority), derived from the French motto ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité’ (freedom, equality, fraternity).
This initiative was a response to skits produced by French satirical TV show ‘Les Guignols de l’info’ (The News Puppets), which implied that Spanish sportsmen use performance-enhancing drugs. This triggered a number of hostile reactions from the Spanish world of sports. Even Rafael Nadal voiced his opinion, saying that, although he thought this affair was getting out of hand, he still didn’t accept the comments made by Yannick Noah, which sparked the whole controversy.
Tensions are still running high.