Javier Tebas award prompts Barça to boycott gala ceremony
The club deemed it "unacceptable" that LaLiga president Tebas was awarded a "Fair-Play" award and boycotted the Marca awards ceremony.
Josep Vives, FC Barcelona club spokesperson explained why no representatives from the Catalan club attended this evening's Marca awards ceremony held at the Reitro Park in central Madrid. Barça's Luis Suárez and Jenniffer Hermoso were awarded prizes during the event.
Barcelona explained that “when we were made aware that a Fair-Play award was to be given to Javier Tebas, we decided not to send any club representatives. This award to Mr. Tebas we feel is unacceptable given his recent comments”.