El Clasico: Florentino Perez will snub Clasico

El Clasico is obviously the most prominent fixture this year of the La Liga 2023/24; however, there have been rumors that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will not attend the anticipated fixture at Montjuic.


The news about Pérez’s absence was leaked Wednesday night after Barcelona‘s victory in the European competition.


Perez snub El Clasico for Vinicius Jr
Perez snub El Clasico for Vinicius Jr

The president’s camp explained that, in the end, he would not be heading with the club’s delegation as a protest against the public criticism of Vinícius and the lack of response from the Catalan club.

El Clasico: Florentino Perez will snub Clasico

According to Spanish El Chiringuito, Perez will not join Joan Laporta to watch the Barcelona vs Madrid game in the presidential box this weekend.

Perez will not join Laporta
Perez will not join Laporta

The reason? Chiringuito said that the tweet of the Blaugrana spokesman Miquel Camps had motivated this decision.

Camps wrote on social media about Vinicius:

“It’s not racism, he deserves a slap in the face for being a clown and a joker, what do these unnecessary and senseless step-overs in midfield represent?”

He soon deleted this tweet, but it was too late to fix the probable consequence.

The captures were immediate, and there was no rectification on his part either. Madrid does not consider that deleting his tweet is enough and, as a result, Pérez will not be at Blaugranas’ temporary stadium.

Who will represent Perez at El Clasico

The second vice-president, Eduardo Fernández de Blas, will represent Los Blancos at the Olympic Stadium. He will also be accompanied by the director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueño.

In principle, Florentino Pérez would have attended, although the lunch between directors would not take place. The early hour of the meeting, 4.15 p.m., did not usually allow the meal to take place.

FC Barcelona found out about Real Madrid’s change of plans through the media, as no official notification was received.

Barca’s reaction

Barça, at this hour, still have no official confirmation of his absence and continue to work on the pre-match lunch that will take place between directives, whether Florentino is there or not.

Barça understand that Pérez’s situation was not easy this week due to the pressure he was receiving from his board and the powers in Madrid to avoid the photograph with Joan Laporta.

El Clasico may decide the top place of La Liga
El Clasico may decide the top place of La Liga

The words of the Blaugrana president denouncing an orchestrated campaign from the capital to damage Barça and with the Negreira case as the maximum exponent have hurt. The presence of the Madrid president meant any support would be difficult to digest.

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