For four years, his name was shining on the windows of the shops of Barcelona and on the shoulders of the fans. But since the announcement of his departure from the club blaugrana for PSG, Neymar is the target of fire critics in Catalonia. Until the last moment, the socios wanted to believe that they would remain faithful to them. But the Brazilian star is expected in Paris this Friday .
Terribly bitter socios
For fans of the Catalan club, Neymar’s hasty departure went badly. Salvador is one of the oldest socios of Barça. He explains to the Parisian understand the departure of the player of 25 years, but deplores the way it was managed. “Everything was done at the last moment, without the press being kept informed,” he explains. The management of the club hammered for a week that he was going to stay. ”
“He only goes for the money,” adds Xavi, another Catalan club socialist contacted by the Parisian. 222 million euros in this case. He reacts to the words of the Liga boss, Javier Tebas, who believes that “this transfer violates UEFA’s fair play standards and the EU’s competition standards”. The supporter considers that Neymar is very poorly surrounded. For him, he makes bad decisions and has already left his previous club in very bad terms. In 2011, his transfer from the Brazilian club Santos FC to Barça had already won legal proceedings, as well as the Catalan club. “Barça is not a club that we leave for money,” Xavi says. To justify his anger, he takes the slogan of the club blaugrana: “More than a club. It’s an identity,
Supporters burn their “Neymar” flocked jersey
Since Thursday, the red and blue jersey Neymar does not have the same value. “Some fans have already thrown theirs into garbage,” says Salvador. Words corroborated by dozens of photos or videos on social networks, where we see supporters burn their jerseys.