Angry Fans Insult Barcelona Star During Spain’s Nations League Celebrations

Angry Fans Insult Barcelona Star During Spain’s Nations League Celebrations

Chukwu Ikechukwu
June 20, 2023 at 9:18 AM
  • Gavi was greeted with boos and angry chants during Spain’s Nations League celebrations
  • The 18-year-old was part of the victorious La Roja side that clinched the title on Sunday
  • Spain defeated Croatia via a penalty shootout to clinch their first Nations League trophy

Spain’s Nations League title celebrations on June 19 were marred by some sections of angry Real Madrid fans, who taunted and jeered Barcelona midfielder, Gavi.

La Roja clinched a historic final victory a day earlier, defeating Croatia via post-match penalties following a stalemate in regulation play and extra time.

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Gavi was jeered by some angry fans during Spain's Nations League celebrations when they arrived back home on Monday, June 19. Photo by Eric Alonso
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According to Football Espana, a red carpet was rolled out for the victors as they arrived home in Spain, with the team hosted at Real Madrid’s basketball team home ground, the WiZink Arena.

However, La Blaugrana's Gavi suffered jeers and angry chants from Los Blancos supporters in the stands when he was given the microphone to speak during the celebratory moment.

Madrid supporters insult Barcelona's Gavi

Gavi played a key role in helping Spain win its first international trophy in over a decade, as La Roja have failed to win any major trophy since winning the Euro crown in 2012.

Gavi responds to Madrid transfers

Meanwhile, Gavi has revealed he does not care about Real Madrid’s transfer activities after Los Blancos signed English midfielder, Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, Goal reports.

The 18-year-old midfielder instead reiterated that Barcelona will 'fight to the death' to retain the La Liga title they won for the first time in three years during the recently-concluded season.

The Catalan giants finished ten points clear of Real Madrid on the Spanish league standings last season as Xavi clinched his first league title since returning to the club as the head coach.

Barcelona appeal Gavi’s registration rejection

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Gavi leaving Barcelona's first team after the Catalan giants' appeal was rejected by the court in Spain.

La Liga had initially not given Barca the greenlight to register the 18-year-old in its first team after he penned a new contract with them.

The Spanish league body did not clear the deal because Barcelona were in excess of their spending limit, prompting a battle in the court.

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