Rayo players accompanied their coach Paco Jémez and club president Raúl Martín Presa for a joint press conference on Friday morning to catagorically refute claims that the team deliberately threw their game against Real Sociedad last weekend.
"The powers that be are welcome to open an investigation if they want. We are clean," that was the message which the Rayo squad put across.
"A president in charge of the league cannot say these kinds of things," one of Rayo's captains David Cobeño said, in reference to LaLiga chief Javier Tebas. "When something happens first they have to show the facts."
Roberto Trashorras added: "I would put my hand in the fire for my team mates, and for the coaching staff. I have never doubted the professionalism of my work mates. If they suspect unusual activity, let them investigate. If I had the slightest suspicion that anyone had thrown the game, we wouldn't be here now doing this press conference."