Spanish police have confirmed the arrest of four Real Madrid players over allegations regarding an underage sex video.
One player from the club’s reserve team, Castilla, and three from its C team, who have remained unnamed, were questioned by authorities on suspicion of distributing a video of sexual content involving a minor.
They have all been released following questioning and the seizure of data from their mobile phones.
Police say a complaint was first filed by the mother of a 16-year-old girl who is said to appear in the video, which authorities stated was made without her consent before being shared on WhatsApp.
“They were detained on suspicion of distributing a video with sexual content involving a minor,” a Guardia Civil spokesperson said.
LaLiga giants Madrid have commented on the arrests.
A statement read: “A Castilla player and three Real Madrid C players have given a statement to the Guardia Civil in relation to a complaint for the alleged dissemination of a private video on WhatsApp.
“When the club has detailed knowledge of the facts, it will adopt the appropriate measures.”