FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have often been more friends than enemies in recent years, and Florentino Pérez and Joan Laporta have always got on well, never hiding their very good relationship. The two Spanish ogres may be sworn enemies, they have been on the same side in various cases, such as that of the European Super League, or in this war they are waging against the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas.
It is also for this reason that so far, Real Madrid had not really reacted to the Negreira affair, the scandal of possible referee corruption in which Barça is steeped and which has been controversial for several weeks already. other side of the Pyrenees. Only, in recent days, Real Madrid has decided to get involved in the investigation of the Spanish justice, asking to be part of the investigation.
Barça did not expect it
A decision that did not please Barça, and Joan Laporta decided to cancel the traditional meal between club leaders before the Clasico this Sunday. And that’s not all. As indicated El Mundo, Florentino Pérez refused to travel to Camp Nou to witness the clash. Information revealed by the generalist daily and confirmed by other Iberian media. At Barça, this response considered a real declaration of war, as explained Sport.
The Catalan leaders would thus have been taken aback and surprised by this gesture from Florentino Pérez, when they expected a cordial meeting. For his part, Pérez allegedly claimed that he preferred to stay in Madrid so that his presence did not add fuel to the fire in a relatively tense context in Spanish football. But no doubt, the good relationship between the two clubs is over!
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