The club’s president has lavished praise on his team’s supporters…
The game between Athletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna two weeks ago ended in tragedy when fighting between hooligans lead to the death of a fan.
Barcelona’s president Josip Bartomeo has used this opportunity to praise the behaviour of his own supporters.
“Many people consider the Barca fans exemplary,” Goal quote the club official as saying, his use of the third person ramping the smug-factor up a notch.
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“I’m very satisfied with the way the Camp Nou crowd have behaved.”
“I’m very satisfied with the way the Camp Nou crowd have. We’ve been combatting violence for many years and so far as we’re concerned, the more anti-violence measures there are, the better.
The Atletico ultra group “Atletico Frente” have been expelled from all official connection with the club after the tragic incident in Madrid, although Frente members were seen in Turin in their side’s game against Juventus last night.
Barcelona face PSG tonight in their final group game, and only a win will guarantee the Blaugrana top spot in their group.
The Parisian side won the first leg 3-2, and can top the group if they can defeat their hosts at the Nou Camp.