“Figo left as a traitor and the people will never forgive him”

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The former president of FC BarcelonaJoan Gaspart said Luis Figo he left the Barcelona club “as a traitor and the people have not and will not forgive him ever “, the day they are met 20 years since the Portuguese player’s first return to the Camp Nou with the shirt of Real Madrid.

“The Barcelona partner did not accept the way to go by Figo. He neither assumed nor accepted it. Because even today you remember that night“, added the then president of the Barcelona club in declarations to RAC1.

October 21, 2000 the Camp Nou was a clamor against Figo, who had left for Real Madrid that summer thanks to Florentino Pérez paid his termination clause (10,000 million pesetas) for keep one of your promises made during the electoral campaign for the presidency of Real Madrid.

Until then the Portuguese striker had been the idol of the Barça fans and during the classic, which Barcelona beat 2-0 under heavy rain in the second half, this did not stop whistling in a thunderous way and throw objects at him, forcing him to move away from the bands, and Carles Puyol made a mark to the man of those who are remembered forever.

On Figo’s next visit to the Camp Nou as a Madridista, an individual in the audience threw a suckling pig’s head at him.

“Figo called me the night of the Real Madrid elections and told me that he had two tickets. One to fly to Barcelona from Lisbon and another to go to Madrid. And he added that It was up to me to use the one in Barcelona. I had to do what he told me, “Gaspart said.

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But the former Barça president considers that the main culprit of the operation was Florentino Pérez. “He apologized to me and acknowledged that the play was not fair, but that at that time I only thought about winning the elections. The move that Florentino made telling his partners that either Figo was coming or he would pay them the annual subscription is one thing that has never been done again neither in Spain nor in the whole world “, he sentenced.

Next Saturday there will be another classic between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou and the atmosphere in the stands will be diametrically opposite as of October 21, 2000. There will be no audience because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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