Florentino Perez, Real Madrid president, will not go to Barcelona to watch El Clasico at the Camp Nou between Real Madrid and their eternal rivals. As reported by El Mundo, Florentino will stay in the capital on Sunday night instead.
In recent days, relations between Real Madrid and Barcelona have been strained because the Spanish champions decided to appear as a private prosecutor in the so-called Negreira case.
This decision by Real Madrid led to Barcelona‘s directors refusing to hold the traditional directors’ lunch ahead of the Clasico, something that did take place in the last meeting between the two sides in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
A first absence of Florentino in Barcelona
Florentino Perez‘s absence at the Camp Nou is historic, since he did not miss even Luis Figo‘s debut in the white shirt at the Camp Nou or the first post-pandemic match. According to MARCA, this decision is due to the fact that the reception will be quite hostile and the aim is to avoid any problems.
Real Madrid‘s players and coaches will not be alone at the Camp Nou since there will be directors at the match, but it has been preferred that Florentino Perez, who is the visible head of the white entity, will not be there.
MARCA already reported last Wednesday that there was not going to be a lunch between both directives, something that was confirmed.
This all shows that relations between the leaders of both clubs have suffered a clear step backwards in recent weeks.
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