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Malaga owner could face action over 'racism' claim

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Apr 10, 2013 at 06:22pm IST

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Manchester: Malaga owner Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani could face disciplinary action from UEFA after Tweeting that his team's Champions League elimination was due to "racism."

The Qatari was angry that Borussia Dortmund scored from what looked to be an offside position in stoppage time on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals with a 3-2 win.

Al-Thani hit out at UEFA on Twitter after the match, and went further on Wednesday by writing: "We were targeted from the beginning of the season by corrupt UEFA and based on racism."

Malaga owner could face action over 'racism' claim

Malaga owner Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani could face disciplinary action from UEFA after Tweeting that his team's Champions League elimination was due to "racism."

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino says Al-Thani's tweets "will now be analysed by our disciplinary inspectors."

Also on Wednesday, Infantino announced plans for a minimum 10-match ban for players or officials found guilty of racist abuse in UEFA games from next season.

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