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Real Madrid hit back at Barcelona president Joan Laporta over ‘regime team’ claim



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Joan Laporta’s press conference on Monday was summoned to discuss the issue of Barcelona’s links in the Negreira case, the payments made for the former vice-president of the referee’s committee, and the allegations of manipulating on-field decisions.

As the Barcelona president’s interview progressed, however, it became clear that his emphasis was on Real Madrid and the obsession with calling them a favoured institution.

Laporta’s comments repeatedly stressed the point that Los Blancos have been given an easier route to titles and accolades and were the true club ‘backed by the regime’.

The Catalan club president’s statements have not gone down well in Madrid, and the Merengues have instantly hit back with an unexpected weapon.

Through a short video of fewer than five minutes posted on their social media, Real Madrid have slammed Barcelona with evidence from the past depicting that it was them who always remained the pampered team.

The video on Twitter was centre around Francisco Franco, the military general who led the Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and subsequently served as Spain’s dictator for over 35 years.

“Barcelona awarded the insignia of gold and brilliants to Franco. Barcelona made Franco an honorary member in 1965. Barcelona was saved 3 times from bankruptcy with 3 reclassifications by Franco.”

The video also highlighted how the league was designed to be won by Barcelona at that time, making it virtually impossible for the Madrid-based club to win any accolades.

“Barça won 8 La Liga’s and 9 Cups during Franco’s tenure. Real Madrid went 15 years without La Liga during that time. During the Civil War, Real Madrid players were m*rdered, detained or exiled.”

The Spotify Camp Nou, to this date, is synonymous with FC Barcelona and stands as their home ground and symbol. Florentino Perez’s masterstroke took a deadly shot that the stadium took with a revelation.

“The Camp Nou was inaugurated by the General Minister of Franco.”

The video ended with a famous quote from Santiago Bernabeu, the pioneer of Real Madrid who also fought alongside Franco in the Civil War, that took a big dig at the Catalan President’s accusations.

“When I hear that Real Madrid has been the regime team, it makes me want to sh*t on the father of the one who says it.”

It would be fair to say that after yesterday’s events, the relationship between the two clubs will no longer be the same. It will be interesting to see if Laporta & co. respond to Real Madrid’s

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  1. Chris

    April 18, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    All it takes is a history lesson about Spain’s history. It is clearly shown that Madrid was favored by Franco. Presidents murdered, headquarters bombed, forcing games to be lost so that Madrid can win. I don’t want to hear any of this bs. It just has to come out all of this crying when barca are first in the league. This is absolutely disgusting even in sporting standards.

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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report



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Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.

Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.

In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.

This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.

The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.

Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.

Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.

Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.

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