The topic continues to spread – and now has direct consequences for FC Barcelona: after the outcry of tens of thousands of Frankfurt fans at the Camp Nou in the 2:3 defeat in the European League, Ultra group “Grada d’Animacio” have announced a boycott of Barcelona’s home match against FC Cadiz on Monday (9 pm).
“Thursday’s events compel us to take measures (…) and for this very reason we will not participate in the next match between Barcelona and Cadiz,” the statement read on Sunday.
FC Barcelona: Fan groups want to boycott the match
“Last Thursday we witnessed what will always be called the biggest disgrace that has occurred in our stadium, making us stonewall guests at someone else’s party,” the statement read. What happened was a “social humiliation”.
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The newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” reported today, Sunday, that the “Nostra Insignia” fan association also wants to demonstrate in front of the stadium at eight in the evening, an hour before the start of the league match. “Nostra Insignia” on Instagram described the large number of fans attending the match, in which Frankfurt knocked Barcelona out of the competition, as a humiliation.
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The association accuses club president Joan Laporta of allowing this for financial reasons and “endangering” the physical safety of the fans. The Ultras also focused their criticism on the money factor.
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Coach Xavi renewed his criticism on Sunday. He said that the strong attendance of the visiting fans played a role in the defeat. “The players did not feel comfortable, which does not mean that we were not good. But it affected us negatively.”
Laporta has already announced that he will only sell tickets for international games in the future. There were more than 30,000 Eintracht fans at the Catalan stadium on Thursday, although Barcelona said it only sold 5,000 tickets for Germany.