The fan of football club “Atletico” Jose Antonio Campona turned to the Spanish court with a claim for damages against the European Union of football associations (UEFA) and the referee Mark Clattenburg, who served the last Champions League final, according to ESPN.
In the Madrid Derby real Madrid opened the scoring thanks to a goal scored from a slight offside, after which “plans” has conceded in a penalty series. 120 minutes of normal and extra time ended with the score 1:1.
According to a brief formulation of the claim, action, suit Clattenburg “changed the conditions of competition, giving advantage of one of the teams”. As compensation, the fan requires him to pay 1660 euros. This amount, in addition to the moral damages included the cost of a ticket to the stadium (160 euros).
“If you go to the movies, and there is no sound, then you will get your money back. Here is the same. There are rules and they were broken. That’s why we’re suing the employer (UEFA) and the employee (Clattenburg)”, – said the counsel for the plaintiff and Carlos Mendez.
The lawyer and his client hope that the action will create a serious precedent in Europe and will promote the introduction in football of video replays to help referees. They draw attention to the fact that we need to do this, the technical means exist and it has long been used in less conservative sports.