Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is alleged to have breached anti-doping rules twice according to new revelations in Der Spiegel.
The defender is said to have tested positive for dexamethasone after the 2017 Champions League final against Juventus, a substance which is banned if testers are not informed of its use.
The German news magazine reports that doping control officers were told the player had taken a different anti-inflammatory drug.
The club blamed the mix-up on an unnamed doctor who supposedly noted down the wrong drug in the doping report because of the “euphoria” felt from winning the game.
It is also claimed that Ramos showered before a test by Spanish agency AEPSAD in April of this year, despite being warned that this would have serious consequences.
UEFA have responded by releasing a statement saying:
UEFA strongly and categorically refutes unfounded allegations it has covered up positive doping results.
These were the best jokes after Football Leaks claims that Sergio Ramos twice broke anti-doping rules:
Plata o plomo time. Nothing is happening to Sergio Ramos. pic.twitter.com/xD7EugtG6I
— Sameer (@Sameer_R13) November 23, 2018
Sergio Ramos without the steroids: pic.twitter.com/vPdRCrMnXb
— Paul (@Kolology) November 23, 2018
Breaking | Omar Leaks: Exclusive photo of Sergio Ramos' drug dealer who reportedly snitched on him lately.
Stay tuned or stay high, More to come. pic.twitter.com/lRHFC3XyrS
— OMAR. (@Omaaar96) November 23, 2018
Sakho got banned because of a fat burner while Ramos is literally cheating. Sounds about white.
— Colin (@KAfutbol_) November 23, 2018
Who is the nicest person?
— Ultimate10 (@ClassicMessi10) November 23, 2018
— Shaikh Sahab (@FCA90) November 23, 2018
Was the dope they failed to detect Mo Salah?
— COYB (@Peter40125503) November 23, 2018
— MEDØ (@comptyn) November 23, 2018
Barca fans, Liverpool fans and the nation of Egypt coming together to celebrate
— DEST SZN (@mandingo_sdvw) November 23, 2018
Shhhh UEFA pic.twitter.com/CSlRQQ08pm
— Bongani_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) November 23, 2018
Funny how every Madrid fan is suddenly has a PhD in chemistry or something.#Ramos
— 2rs ki pepsi tera bhai sexy (@fakeboi69) November 24, 2018