Barcelona have asked Spain's Court for Sport to impose disciplinary action against La Liga chief Javier Tebas for criticising the team's reaction to a bottle being thrown at them during a game in Valencia. Valencia were slapped with a fine for the issue, and the club went on to ban their supporter.
Spanish football federation's (RFEF) president Tebas said he would be "ashamed to pretend" the way some players went down “like a game of skittles" when an empty plastic bottle appeared to have hit striker Neymar when Barcelona
Neymar fell over and remained on the pitch for a moment when the bottle hit him while Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez also fell over.
The Spanish champions hit back in a statement on Thursday that said: "Barcelona demands the TAD opens disciplinary proceedings against Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, and members of the RFEF`s Competition Committee for their ... reactions and
"Barcelona publicly reproaches Javier Tebas, as president of La Liga, and withdraws all their confidence in him for the time being."
Meanwhile, Valencia imposed a one-year ban from attending matches at Mestalla on the 17-year-old supporter who threw the bottle.