Ramos responds to doping claims: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has finally broke silence over the doping claims.
Times have been bad for Real Madrid so far. The side conceded their first eve r league loss to Eibar earlier today. Eibar thumped Real Madrid 3-0.
However, Real Madrid have also been in headlines for the alleged doping scandal surrounding captain Sergio Ramos. The defender has been accused of breaching the anti-doping regulations, according to the report by German publication Der Spiegel.
The Madrid captain, publication says, returned a positive test for the glucocorticoid dexamethasone after the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff. However, no action was taken, and it was later deemed to be an ‘administrative mistake.’
Sergio Ramos has now given his side of the story.
Ramos responds to doping claim:
The Real Madrid captain has stated that he is innocent and has played the game in positive spirit. He also attacked the German magazine in a detailed statement.
Surprise, Surprise. Sergio Ramos failed a doping test after Champions League final 2017, which was swept under the rug. And he obstructed another test earlier this year, says Football Leaks.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) 23 November 2018
“That is a very difficult issue, complicated,” Ramos began. “I must come out and defend myself, with my legal team, against these allegations. I have been through 250 or 300 doping tests over my career, and never failed one, there has never been any irregularity.”
Ramos also attacked the German magazine.
Real Madrid have released a statement to deny a report in the German publication Der Spiegel claiming Sergio Ramos failed a doping test after the 2017 Champions League Final. #SSN pic.twitter.com/LoSnxbexDn
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) 23 November 2018
“We know the type of publication this is. They threatened us with the news a month and a half ago. When you know the truth, you are not afraid of lies. It is an attempt to stain my image and my professional reputation.”
Earlier, the club also released a detailed statement on the controversy, and backed their captain, stating that he never breached the anti-doping regulations.
“With regards to the reports published by Der Spiegel in relation to our captain, Sergio Ramos, the club wishes to express the following:
Till last year after every Madrid loss, most would just blame/point at Ronaldo and move on. Nowdays TL feels like a civil war Isco FC vs Ramos FC vs Modric FC vs Bale fans vs Kiko fans vs Benzema fans vs Navas Fans vs TBO fans.
— Ryan. (@Rygista) 24 November 2018
“Sergio Ramos has never breached anti-doping regulations.
Spanish anti-doping agency AEPSAD responds to allegations made against Ramos (by Football Leaks):
AEPSAD has stated it only opens disciplinary proceedings "when it has sufficient evidence of a possible anti-doping rule violation." pic.twitter.com/1daplrGPd7
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamosismo) 24 November 2018
“UEFA requested specific information and immediately closed the case referred to, as is customary in such instances, following tests carried out by experts from the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) and UEFA itself.”