Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has strongly denied doping after a report that he breached the rules after the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff.
The German news magazine Der Spiegel said the Spain defender tested positive for anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone, which is only banned if testers are not informed of its use.
“I am vehemently opposed to doping. I have never participated, nor will I ever participate in, nor have I consented to, nor will I ever consent to, any form of doping,” said Ramos.
The 32-year-old indicated he was considering legal action against anyone who “undermined his reputation” or “violated his rights.”
Der Spiegel reports doping control officers were told Ramos had taken a different anti-inflammatory before the final.
Uefa accepted an apology from Ramos, who blamed a club doctor for the mix-up.