Spanish federation to sue French TV for Nadal skit

Madrid: The Spanish tennis federation says it plans to sue Canal Plus France for using its logo in a video that poked fun at Rafael Nadal and other Spaniards` alleged ties to doping.

In the video skit on Les Guignols (The Puppets) satirical program, a life-size cartoon figure of Nadal is shown urinating into his car`s gas tank before racing off at immense speed only to be pulled over by traffic police for speeding.

A message reading "Spanish athletes. They don`t win by chance," then flashes across the screen surrounded by the logos of the tennis federation and other Spanish sports groups.

The video came hours after the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued a two-year ban against Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador for doping.

Bureau Report