President of La Liga Javier Tebas Admits He's a Huge Real Madrid Fan

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterNovember 17, 2015

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Javier Tebas, President of Liga de Futbol Profesional during the Soccerex European Forum Conference Programme on September 10, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
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Well, we did say we wanted our football officials to be more honest. 

La Liga President Javier Tebas has made a gutsy admissionon the week of El Clasico, no less. 

He's a Real Madrid fan—a big one. 

Tebas made the admission in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS, as translated by the Mirror:

If I say I don't support Madrid, then that would be hypocritical and I would be painted as a liar. And I certainly don't like to be called a liar.

Imagine if I said that I loved all teams, and then it came out that I supported Madrid since I was a boy, went to 27 Clasicos in the past, that I celebrated Madrid wins with friends in a bar.

I prefer to call it as it is.

You have to admire his honesty, but Barcelona fans are sure to start screaming conspiracy if there is a controversial decision on Saturday.