When returning to his home in Lleida, after a day out dirt biking with his brother and father, Marquez is met by an Italian camera crew from Italian TV show Le Iene (The Hyenas). When Marquez refuses to be interviewed, they shout insults and make rude gestures at him. They follow him into his garage and scuffle with him, pulling his arm and scratching his neck. The family say they will file a police report, and release a statement:
A group of people appeared at the rider’s home and shouted a series of insults, made certain ridiculous and humiliating actions towards the rider himself and even pushed and assaulted his closest relatives. Given the seriousness of these actions, such acts have been condemned and the normal course of criminal proceedings will be followed against such persons.
The TV station also releases a statement:
Our Hyenas went to Spain this afternoon to try to deliver to the pilot of Motogp Marc Marquez the ‘Cup of Sh*t,’ A special prize designed to celebrate the ‘deeds’ of the Spanish rider. But things didn’t go as expected. We arrived in the vicinity of the dwelling of the parents of the pilot where we met Marc Marquez, his father, his brother and a friend. When we tried to deliver our cup we were attacked and in the struggle they broke the camera and took the video card. They must have wanted a bigger cup.