When you ask the president of one of the clubs involved in a draw to actively participate in it too, you're always asking for trouble. But that's what the Spanish FA did when letting Pablo CÃÂ³rdoba, president of Alcobendas Sport, take part in a draw for the promotion play-offs for the Segunda B division Ã¢ÂÂ the third tier of Spanish football.
Images released by segoviaaldia.es show CÃÂ³rdoba to be particularly chuffed by drawing Arandina out of the bowl Ã¢ÂÂ unusual, considering the second team had yet to be selected. Amazingly enough, that second team turned out to be his own.
"People are free to be suspicious," said Cordoba when asked about the images, admitting that Arandina was geographically nearer than another side in the draw making it a preferred choice, "but I assure you we haven't cheated anyone. I had a wish and a desire, nothing more."
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