"One day we all sat down and we started to talk about it and we reached the conclusion that it would be impossible for us all to agree on everything because we all have our way of seeing things and the truth is not black and white, but that we had to realise that those different didn’t matter as much as what we shared. We all realised that, look, we’re in Spain team together, we have to be united…and so we won Euro 2012 together."
- Gerard Pique
Pages from Fear and Loathing in La Liga -
Barcelona, Real Madrid and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry
- Sid Lowe
We always say Football is about unity but rarely do I see football fans truly united. Unless we are using the term loosely of course. Yes, we are all excited about the same tournaments and the same games, maybe even the same player, but once the game starts we are divided. We are divided by names and team colors.
In past few days I saw a unity I have never seen before. The other day I saw comments from few Madridistas (Madridistas I swear I usually find mean when it comes to Barcelona bashing). They said now they are glad that Barcelona won the league last season because Tito deserved to go out like a champion. Then Dani Carvajal dedicated his goal to Tito Vilanova. I am not sure if he even personally knew the man, but the gesture to honor him was beautiful. The support from other players and other teams were also nothing short of beautiful. It seemed like for few days the football world forgot about rivalry and understood the loss we were suffering and the pain we were going through. They stood by our side to honor this lovely man. There were no jokes on Barcelona not winning the league, no jokes on not making it to CL semifinal, or losing CDR. Everyone understood this was bigger than football.
Then the Dani Alves thing happened. We all condemn racism. We think there is no place for racism in this game. In the past, few players have spoken out against racism and others have shown support. I feel this time it is bigger. It is nice to see the players from different teams stand by Dani Alves, and against racism. Players who probably never even met Dani, but felt Dani deserved their support. All the hashtags that said respect to Dani Alves, taking the banana which is used to humiliate the black players and making it an internet trend has been so wonderful. I smiled every time I saw a new picture.
As a Barcelona fan it has been hard, not even hard, it has been brutal this season. I feel as if we are constantly losing things, name, ideas, form, and people who make us who we are. People who give us our strength. Through all these losses we felt alone. In past few days I didn’t feel so alone. So thank you. Thank you to everyone who stood by us. It meant a lot.
Pages from Fear and Loathing in La Liga - Barcelona. Real Madrid and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry - Sid Lowe"
Minute Of Silence for tito vilanova on bernabeu
Made from a heavy fabric, the shirt was so hot that it overwhelmed me in the winter and in the summer risked hospitalizing me for suffocation, yet it was my formula for happiness. A suit of armour against everyone and everything.
Así está siendo la recuperación de Sami Khedira
“Estoy cerca de volver al equipo y eso me da la motivación para seguir luchando”, dijo el centrocampista del Real Madrid.
Jonas vs Ramos; how Pepe tries to calm jonas down lol
140402 UEFA Champions League QF 1LEG (RM vs BVB)
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid - Borussia Dortmund. [01.04.2014]
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- El Clasico | March 23rd, 2014
.. And again..✌️✌️✌️
Marco’s reaction to the draw.