Controversy erupted here at Barcelona Airport as Chelsea footballers en route to their CL semi-final tie at the Nou Camp made allegations of racist abuse against fans of the Catalan giants.
A spokesman for the Guardia Civil told us:
"Allegations have been made by two players of the Chelsea FC to the effect that they were racially abused by Barcelona fans as they passed through the airport. We are talking to Frank Lampard and John Terry about this."
In a desperate bid to track down the story before our competitors we approached a British tourist who was present at the scene. He told us:
"It was nothing really. One of the Catalan fans shouted 'Hey gringo you gonna lose tonight' and John Terry's foot appeared to slip from underneath him. He fell to the floor and started crying. He was inconsolable. Frank Lampard started shouting in protest and waving his arm about but there was no referee there to award a penalty."
"Huh!" snorted a Catalan businessman. "what is it with these English pussies? They think that's racial abuse they should try walking in Eto'o's boots when we play Madrid at the Bernabeu. Wankers."
More as we get it.