Malaga suspend manager Victor Sanchez after sex video leaks online

The second-tier Spanish side said an investigation has been launched

Luke Brown
Tuesday 07 January 2020 21:57 GMT
Bad day at the office: Sánchez has been suspended
Bad day at the office: Sánchez has been suspended

Spanish club Malaga have suspended their head coach Victor Sanchez after an explicit video featuring the 43-year-old was posted on social media.

The video was widely shared on Twitter and Whatsapp on Tuesday and features Sanchez exposing his penis to the camera while wearing a Malaga training shirt.

Writing on Twitter, Sanchez claimed he had been blackmailed over the video prior to it being made public.

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

“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.”

Malaga are currently 16th in Spain’s second-tier having won just one of their past five matches.

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

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

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