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Some issues don’t change.

The historic rivalry between Spanish footballing joints FC Barcelona and Actual Madrid extends far past the soccer pitch and within the final week have risen to ranges of pressure not seen in a very long time.

Final week FC Barcelona membership president, accused Actual Madrid of  a “gigantic” smear marketing campaign and “unprecedented cynicism” throughout a  two-hour press convention, which was known as to quell media experiences of funds of greater than €7m allegedly made to the previous vice-president of the referee’s committee, José María Enríquez Negreira, over an 18-year interval, he went on the assault, declaring he would “defend the establishment till my final drop of blood”.

Actual Madrid had earlier posted a video that quickly went viral on social media linking the Catalan outfit to the fascist Franco dictatorship.

Talking on the press convention, Laporta stated that: “Now we have had an harmonious institutional relationship with all golf equipment, together with Madrid. The ‘clasico’ is the best spectacle on the earth and there’s all the time an intense rivalry. However to me, the institutional relationship has been harmed due to them [Real Madrid].”

Incensed Barça president stated that it was Madrid who had been the “regime membership,” and stated that for 70 years, the referees’ technical committee has been presided over by former members, gamers, or administrators of Actual Madrid. “They’ve all the time been favoured by referees,” the president stated, dubbing their involvement within the case as an “train in cynicism with out precedent.”

The Madrid video consists of some chosen details from the Franco period together with FC Barcelona awarding Francisco Franco numerous honours down the years and that the membership had been  ‘saved’ from chapter thrice by the Normal.

So as to add water to the hearth, Madrid´s regional premier, Isabel Diaz Ayuso described the video as “magnificent.”

FC Barcelona withdrew all Franco honours in 2019.

The Catalan membership profitable eight leagues and 9 cups through the dictatorship.

Madrid gained 14 league titles and 6 cups, so as to add to their six European Cups gained within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties – a string of success that has gone on to develop into the bedrock of their very identification.

It took Actual Madrid 15 years to win the primary of these leagues beneath Franco, the video provides, in a thinly veiled suggestion that they had been withheld from success by the regime as effectively that  lots of Madrid’s greatest gamers on the outset of the warfare had both died, had been arrested, or went into exile.


Though a 1943 cup semi-final clásico is a sport that is perhaps interpreted in an different approach.

Barcelona had gained the primary leg 3-0, and had one foot within the closing however, remarkably, Actual Madrid gained the second leg 11-1. Barça gamers and members of the teaching workers later claimed they had been threatened by police earlier than the sport, and it appears the environment surrounding the sport was such that the workforce felt they weren’t supposed to actually compete within the match.

FC Barcelona withdrew all Franco honours in 2019.

The historic details are that the the president of FC Barcelona when the civil warfare broke out, Josep Sunyol, was subsequently shot with out trial by Franco´s  forces after having stayed behind Nationalist strains.

Barça’s web site has a whole historical past of the presidents of the previous, and particulars their involvement with the Franco regime, presenting the historical past as it’s.

Actual Madrid’s equal web page on their web site, in the meantime, decidedly omits their communist Republican president, Antonio Ortega, who presided over the membership through the years of the civil warfare.

A Catalan authorities spokesperson, Patrícia Plaja,  stated that the video was a “gross manipulation of historical past,” and stated that the Madrid membership ought to apologize for it.



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