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15 years of the fight of Samuel Etoó in front of the racism in La Romareda

Published:25/02/2021 - 14:16h

Updated:25/02/2021 - 14:16h

Eld elantero Cameroonian Samuel Etoó, happened to want to go of the field to be decisive for the three points achieved by the Barcelona in a context complicated

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Samuel Etoó was one of the most effective forwards, lethal and charismatic in the history of the competition liguera in Spain, going through the Real Madrid without a lot of opportunities, being hero in Mallorca and finally, a crack total in the Barcelona of Ronaldinho, Deco and Puyol, among others.

But by then the things were not so rigorous as now in some subjects, like the racism, that turned into an usual episode in the distinct fields of Europe without leaving by out to Spain. The Romareda, field of the Real Saragossa, saw 15 years ago to an Etoó so infuriated like indignant abandon the terrain by this same desencuentro.

A difficult party in which a big Saragossa then held well push them constant of the that would finish being European champion of the season. To the minute 77 the terracing that saw in first row the dorsal of the goalkeeper César Sánchez, took it with the Cameroonian forward when trying earn a corner, satisfying his patience.

"I go me, I do not play more", repeated Etoó while it looked for the exit to the changing rooms, with Rijkaard and Have Cate treating to convince it. Corners Torres called the attention of the delegate of the local group by the objects launched, whereas Alvaro and Ewerthon divided between the impotence of the that understands to the victim, but the doubt for forming part of the victimario, treating to speak with Samuel so that it did not go .

The forward did of guts heart to remain in the lawn and like this finish the meeting, convinced to be in the correct but giving expensive to an unpleasant situation. And what good decision took, because his presence finished being determinant for the development of the meeting.

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An attack manufactured by the relentless offensive train of the Barcelona finished with Celades committing penal and seeing the red card, to finish expelled and see to Ronaldinho open the luminous with the 1-0. Etoó Smiled, although it followed his unrest by not being respected by a group of people quite retarded to the world.

In the middle of the desencuentro ingresó Larsson in place of Messi, direct to receive an assistance of the own Etoó to break the marker with the 2-0. A party trabado in which desencajaban to one of the most dangerous players of the competition, dumped against of the provocadores to finish defeated.

15 years of that meeting that served to plant face to one of the strongest plagues of the world of the football, the racism, that that now can not neither smell because it means a big fine for the responsible team and until suspensions very hard for fans or players that incur in this, such as we saw to finals of the previous season with Pierre Webó in the Champions League. Although of this fact, follows without clearing at all.

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