Marc Marquez's management have confirmed that a scuffle took place with some Italian TV journalists waiting at the Spaniard's house.

The Italians were from the TV show Le Iene (The Hyenas), which is described by Wikipedia as "a comedy/satirical show, with sketches and reports into political affairs and consumer issues".

In the latest unsavoury episode following Valentino Rossi's penalty for clashing with Marquez in the Malaysian MotoGP, it appears Le Iene staff were planning to present a mock 'Cup of Shit' award to Marquez.

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A translated post on the programme's Facebook page reads:

"This afternoon we went to Spain to try to deliver to MotoGP rider Marc Marquez the 'Cup of Shit', a special award created to celebrate the 'deeds' of the Spanish champion. But things did not go as the two were expecting.

"We arrived near the home of the parents of the rider where we met Marc Marquez, his father, his brother and their friend. When we tried to deliver our cup we were attacked and a scuffle broke the camera and removed the video cards. Probably they wanted a bigger cup."

"Stephen and Alexander [the Le Iene journalists] are now in hospital, healing from their injuries."

Marquez's management have issued the following statement which, translated from Spanish, is as follows:

"Yesterday there were some unfortunate events in Cervera. A group of people appeared at the home of [Marc Marquez] and uttered a series of insults, performed certain humiliating and ridiculous actions toward the rider himself and even pushing and assaulting [his] closest relatives. Given the seriousness of the action, such acts have been reported and the normal course of criminal proceedings continue against such persons.

"Representative of the rider Emilio Alzamora, given the circumstances, requests that "actions like these do not happen again" and calls for "the deserved respect both to Marc and to his family."

Rossi has launched an appeal against the three penalty points he received for causing the clash with Marquez, in an effort to avoid a back of the grid start in next weekend's title showdown with team-mate Jorge Lorenzo.

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Youtube "#SepangClash: Rossi and Marquez get physical!"

Definitely just after 'the kick' VR is on the gas and back leaning over.

Looks very suspicious - like he knew the possible consequences and that it was his defining move.

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bluefresh:
Garry: If Lorenzo turns up at Marc's house with a sex toy he would be welcomed.

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naked,..[\blockquote]

Is that what it comes down to? Really?? Jibes about anal sex??? Crazy.

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Also (from Nieto link) he is saying because of practice times MM should be definitely in X position x seconds ahead. Well sorry, doesn't work like that. That's why they race.

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Rossi initiated this whole pantomime by his completely unnecessary attack on Marquez and Lorenzo at the Sepang press conference. No matter his intentions, he initiated Marquez' crash in the race. Both actions were completely unsportsmanlike and selfish.
Rossi claims Marquez is still bitter after two races this year, Argentina and Assen. I think perhaps it is Rossi who is bitter, after two MotoGP World Championships, 2013 and 2014.
Rossi must also wonder now, what kind of reception he will receive in Valencia. He really has blotted his copy book with this behavior. Can you imagine any of the other greats (he undoubtedly is) behaving like this, I don't think so.
He is already blaming Marquez for losing him the championship, if he would have kept his mouth shut it could have been different.

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Husky93 you are so obviously a Stoner the Moaner fan, get back in your box you sad t*****r

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