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Michael Slater makes UEFA complaint

Posted: Wed 03 Oct 2012
Author: Matt Wright
Michael Slater

Michael Slater

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Charlton chairman knocked unconscious after unprovoked attack by Spanish police

Matt Wright reports

Charlton chairman Michael Slater has officially complained to UEFA after being knocked unconscious by Spanish police last month.
He was in Madrid to watch Manchester City play Real Madrid in the Champions League, and was left with minor head injuries and severe bruising after the unprovoked attack which took place before kick-off.
The incident close to the Bernabeu saw baton-wielding police charge at City supporters, and Slater has since spoken to the head of security at the Football Association with a view to pursuing the matter with UEFA.

“I can confirm that I was assaulted by at least one police officer in Spain without any provocation at all,” said Michael. “I have been in contact with the FA, and I am expecting them to take the matter up formally with UEFA.”