Spain’s Malaga Football Club suspends coach over explicit video

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THE Head Coach of Málaga has been suspended by the football club after an explicit video of the Spanish coach was posted on social media.

The footage shows 43-year-old Victor Sánchez Del Amo exposing his genitals on camera whilst donning a Malaga polo shirt, where the clip soon went viral.

After it garnered thousands of shares and comments online, Sánchez posted a statement on his official Twitter account, stating that he had contacted the police over the leak, which he described as a matter of ‘harassment and extortion’. He said:

“I am being subjected to a crime against my privacy with harassment and extortion.

“The matter is in the hands of the police and I entrust myself to follow their instructions. Sharing or disseminating an intimate content of any person without consent is also a crime either through social networks or messages or in any other way. Thank you for your understanding and support.”

The club subsequently decided to suspend Sánchez until an investigation has been carried out, where a statement was released which read:

“In relation to the events that have recently been discovered, and which have not as yet been verified, Malaga CF immediately suspends coach Victor Sanchez del Amo from his duties until a full investigation is carried out.

“We will disclose further information once the facts have been clarified.”

However, controversy is now rife after the club’s owner, Abdullah Al Thani, posted a message on his Twitter account on Tuesday night (January 7), which alluded to Sanchez being a liar.

Sánchez, a former player for Spain, was tasked with the leading role last April, and has faced tough criticism largely because the club is placed 16th in Spain’s Segunda Division, just one point above relegation zone.

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