MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez accuses journos of violence

Madrid: MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has reported two Italian journalists to Spanish police after a scuffle broke out at the rider's home in the Catalan town of Cervera on Friday.

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

The reporters from the "Le Iene" (The Hyenas) programme targeted Marquez in the aftermath of his high-profile crash with nine-time Italian world champion Valentino Rossi.

Marquez was kicked off his bike by Rossi in a tense Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend.

"Yesterday a series of unfortunate incidents took place in Cervera," Marquez's representatives said in a statement on Saturday.

"A group of people appeared at the rider's home and shouted a series of insults, acted in a ridiculous and humiliating way towards the rider himself and even pushed and assaulted his closest relatives.

"Given the seriousness of these actions, such acts have been reported and the normal course of criminal proceedings will be followed against such persons."

However, journalists Stefano Corti and Alessandro Onnis claimed they were the ones that had been injured and had their cameras broken.

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