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This is why Old Media is dying: we unwashed plebes no longer require any filter between us and the words of those in power, save for an internet connection. Here, in his own words, is the reaction to last night’s controversial result from Malaga owner and Qatari Royal Family member Abdullah Al-Thani:

There is a lot of context here; Malaga have been banned from European competition for one year should they qualify in any of the next four seasons. But there is a mystery: UEFA are racist against whom exactly? Qatar? Considering some of the rumours about Michel Platini’s cozy relationship with the Gulf State, that doesn’t make much sense. Spain? Real Madrid got through.

It’s all a bit…weird. There may be a double standard insofar as Malaga are a smaller club, and there are of course inconsistencies in football governance decisions at all levels. Unfortunately, Al-Thani’s remarks have probably irrevocably damaged their complaint to UEFA on last night’s game, particularly as Reuters reported that UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino will look into possible disciplinary procedures for his Twitter outburst.