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The protests in Catalonia in recent weeks have left countless stories, anecdotes and images in all areas of Spanish society. Also in football.
On October 14, day of strong protests in Barcelona, with an important focus at the El Prat airport, there were many passengers outside the independence movement who had problems entering or leaving the premises and taking flights or arriving in the city after landing.
One of the cases that attracted the most attention was that of Ivan Rakitic, FC Barcelona player, who had to walk out of the airport and walk with his suitcase on the road.
Now it has been known that he was not the only Barca player with problems. The BE chain has revealed that Frenkie De Jong had to be 'rescued' by Ernesto Valverde, Barça coach.
That day, the technician had to go by motorcycle from the airport, helped by a club worker who went in his search. The 'Txingurri' was late for training in which there were several absences, with club permission.
One of them, that of De Jong. Hours after training, when Valverde returned to El Prat to look for his wife, he found that the Dutch player had no way out and helped him.
The management of Barça in those hard days He didn't like it much in the locker room, as indicated by the same information.