Luis Figo, during a press conference


Figo: "I played the Classic and my security was not guaranteed"

Published:5/12/2019 - 18:46h

Updated:5/12/2019 - 18:46h

Luis Figo went from being the captain and star of FC Barcelona to play at Real Madrid. The reception of the Camp Nou after his return as a rival was hostile

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The arrival of Luis Figo by the Real Madrid in the year 2000 is considered one of the greater betrayals futbolísticas of the history. The Portuguese player, that carried five seasons in the Barcelona team, signed a draft agreement with Florentino Pérez in which if the current white president won the elections, Figo had to leave to the white group.

Totally against prognosis (since the whites came to win the Champions League), Florentino Pérez won them to him to Lorenzo Sanz, by what Luis Figo had to go to the Real Madrid or indemnify l new mandator merengue with 35 million euros. The Portuguese, in spite of that arrepintió of his decision, saw forced to go to the eternal rival being repudiated for life by the fans of the FC Barcelona.

As it could not be of another form by the importance of the figure of the luso for the club, in the following Classical that contested in the Camp Nou, the barcelonismo took it with Figo. The luso was the attendant to launch the kickoffs of corner but, every time that it approached to the corner to execute one, fell him all class of objects: from bottles to a head of cochinillo that finish doing famous.

In reason of the celebration of the Party of the Legends that will contest in Wanda Metropolitan with big quantity of illustrate ex footballers, Luis Figo went back to speak of his return to the Camp Nou with the T-shirt of the eternal rival in a comparative with the security that can have in the Classical of the next 18 December, after this went postponed by the riots that there was in October in Barcelona.

"I played in Barcelona and was not guaranteeed my security", explained the ex Portuguese footballer, to add that it does not understand why could not "play the party. Nowadays if you want to guarantee the security do it. Change dates of parties so important is to give him strength to the people that wants to do hear. The football is not political".

Figo answers to Petit

Luis Figo also wanted to answer to the ex French player of the Barça Emmanuel Petit, that reported that in the Barcelona changing room there was racism. "Never I have felt any type of racism in the changing room. It was foreign and always have carried me better with the Catalans and Spaniards", commented the ex Portuguese footballer, denying totally his indictments.

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