Barca Star On Guard Of Honour Controversy
FC Barcelona Star On Guard Of Honour Controversy
FC Barcelona secured their 25th title this weekend, yet, Zinedine Zidane announced that Real Madrid will not give them a guard of honour in El Clasico on Sunday. Here is what a Blaugrana star had to say on the controversial snub.
The Catalan giants beat Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 on Sunday night to go 11 points clear off second-placed Atletico Madrid, who have just three more games to play.
Barcleona and bitter rivals Real Madrid have given each a guard of honour peviously when one of the two eternal rivals had already secured the title before an El Clasico.
However, Zidane has came out and insisted his players will not fulfill the act of respect after the Blaugrana didn’t give them a guard of honour for lifting the FIFA Club World Cup before El Clasico in December.
Jordi Alba now insisted he won't hold any grudges on his Madrid-based Spain teammates because the decision on whether to give a guard of honour will be made by the club’s bosses and not the players.
"It's not a decision we take, everyone has respect for those who want to," he said, as quoted by Marca.
"The Club World Cup was a competition we didn't play in, at the (Santiago) Bernabeu, in the league, we have previously performed a guard of honour.
"If they don't want to give us a guard of honour it will be because it comes from upstairs."
Barcelona’s stars did receive a guard of honour by Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, despite the title only being confirmed with the Catalan’s 4-2 win on the night.
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